Meaning of HIP in English
/ hɪp; NAmE / noun , adjective , exclamation
the area at either side of the body between the top of the leg and the waist; the joint at the top of the leg :
She stood with her hands on her hips.
These jeans are too tight around the hips.
a hip replacement operation
the hip bone
She broke her hip in the fall.
—picture at body
-hipped (in adjectives) having hips of the size or shape mentioned :
(also ˈrose hip ) the red fruit that grows on some types of wild rose bush
see shoot verb
( hip·per , hip·pest ) ( informal ) following or knowing what is fashionable in clothes, music, etc.
- hip, hip, hooray!
noun senses 1 to 2 Old English hype , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heup and German Hüfte , also to hop (verb).
noun sense 3 Old English hēope , hīope , of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch joop and German Hiefe .
adjective early 20th cent. (originally US): of unknown origin.
exclamation mid 18th cent.: of unknown origin.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005