hip
Pronunciation Noun

hip (plural hips)

  1. (anatomy) The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue.
  2. The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
  3. In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.
  4. (slang, possibly, dated) A drug addict, especially someone addicted to a narcotic like heroin.
    • 1953, William Burroughs, Junkie:
      Ike explained to me that the Mexican government issued permits to hips allowing them a definite quantity of morphine per month at wholesale prices.
Translations Verb

hip (hips, present participle hipping; past and past participle hipped)

  1. (chiefly, sports) To use one's hips to bump into someone.
  2. (wrestling) To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip ("cross-buttock").
  3. To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.
  4. To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.
Noun

hip (plural hips)

  1. The fruit of a rose.
    • 1595, George Peele, The Old Wives’ Tale, The Malone Society Reprints, 1908, lines 175-178,
      1. BROTHER. […] What doo you gather there?
      OLD MAN. Hips and Hawes, and stickes and strawes, and thinges that I gather on the ground my sonne.
    • c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, Act IV, Scene 3,
      The oaks bear mast, the briars scarlet hips;
      The bounteous housewife, Nature, on each bush
      Lays her full mess before you.
Translations Adjective

hip (comparative hipper, superlative hippest)

  1. (slang) Aware, informed, up-to-date, trendy. [from early 20th c., popularized in 1960s]
    • Rudolph promoted Stevens Pass with restless zeal. In seven years there, he helped turn a relatively small, roadside ski area into a hip destination.
Synonyms Translations Verb

hip (hips, present participle hipping; past and past participle hipped)

  1. (transitive, slang) To inform, to make knowledgeable.
Related terms Interjection
  1. An exclamation to invoke a united cheer: hip hip hooray.

HIP
Pronunciation Noun

hip (plural hips)

  1. (British) Acronym of Home Information Pack
  2. (travel industry) Acronym of Higher Intermediate Point
  3. (music) Acronym of historically informed performance



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