Meaning of HIP in English


1. n.1 a projection of the pelvis and upper thigh-bone on each side of the body in human beings and quadrupeds.

2 (often in pl.) the circumference of the body at the buttocks.

3 Archit. the sharp edge of a roof from ridge to eaves where two sides meet.

Phrases and idioms:

hip-bath a portable bath in which a person sits. hip-bone a bone forming the hip, esp. the ilium. hip-flask a flask for spirits etc., carried in a hip-pocket. hip-joint the articulation of the head of the thigh-bone with the ilium. hip-length (of a garment) reaching down to the hips. hip-pocket a trouser-pocket just behind the hip. hip- (or hipped-) roof a roof with the sides and the ends inclined. on the hip archaic at a disadvantage.


hipless adj. hipped adj. (also in comb.).

Etymology: OE hype f. Gmc, rel. to HOP(1) 2. n. (also hep) the fruit of a rose, esp. a wild kind.

Etymology: OE heope, hiope f. WG 3. adj. (also hep) (hipper, hippest or hepper, heppest) sl.

1. following the latest fashion in esp. jazz music, clothes, etc.; stylish.

2 (often foll. by to) understanding, aware.

Phrases and idioms:

hip-cat a hip person; a devotee of jazz or swing.


hipness n.

Etymology: 20th c.: orig. unkn. 4. int. introducing a united cheer (hip, hip, hooray).

Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.