Meaning of HIP in English


I. ˈhip noun

also hep ˈhep

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English hepe, heppe, hipe, from Old English hēope; akin to Old Saxon hiopo bramble, Old High German hiafo, hiufa, hiefa hip, bramble, Norwegian dialect hjupa, Danish hyben, and perhaps to Old Prussian kaāubri thorn

: the ripened false fruit of a rosebush (as the dog rose) that consists of a fleshy receptacle enclosing numerous achenes

II. ˈhip noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English hip, hippe, hepe, from Old English hype; akin to Old High German huf hip, Gothic hups hip, Latin cubitus, cubitum elbow, cubare to lie down, Greek kybos cube, cubical die, vertebra, hollow before the hip (in cattle), Old English hēah high — more at high



(1) : the laterally projecting region of each side of the lower or posterior part of the mammalian trunk that is formed by the lateral parts of the pelvis and upper part of the femur together with the fleshy parts covering them : haunch

(2) : hip joint 1

b. : coxa 2


a. : the external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides or skirts of a roof that have their wall plates running in different directions

b. also hip joint : the junction between an inclined end post and the top chord of a truss

c. : hip rafter

- on the hip

III. transitive verb

( hipped ; hipped ; hipping ; hips )

1. : to strain, injure, or fracture the hip of — usually used of livestock


a. : to throw (an opponent) over one's hip in wrestling : throw by a cross-buttock

b. : to bump with one's hip (as in checking a sports opponent

I took a throw from the outfield, … hipped him, and he went sprawling to the right of the plate — G.R.Tebbetts

c. : to support or carry on the hip

he loaded his small revolver and hipped it — Christopher Morley

3. : to make (as a roof) with a hip

IV. verb

( hipped ; hipped ; hipping ; hips )

Etymology: Middle English hippen, huppen; akin to Old English hoppian to hop — more at hop

intransitive verb

now dialect Britain : to hop especially on one foot

transitive verb

dialect Britain : to pass over : miss , skip

V. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening & alteration

archaic : hypochondria

you have caught the hip of your hypochondriac wife — Richard Cumberland †1811

VI. transitive verb

( hipped ; hipped ; hipping ; hips )

: to make depressed, worried, or hypochondriac

I rather would hearten than hip thee — Elizabeth B. Browning

VII. interjection

Etymology: origin unknown

— usually used to begin a cheer

hip hip hooray


variant of hep

IX. noun

Etymology: hip (VIII)

: hipness herein

X. transitive verb

( hipped ; hipped ; hipping ; hips )

Etymology: hip (VIII)

: to make aware : tell : inform

XI. adjective

: very fashionable : trendy herein

the hippest nightclub in town

hip sportswear

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