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hip 1

a. The laterally projecting prominence of the pelvis or pelvic region from the waist to the thigh.
b. A homologous posterior part in quadrupeds.
c. The hip joint.
2. Architecture The external angle formed by the meeting of two adjacent sloping sides of a roof.

[Middle English, from Old English hype.]

hip 2

 (hĭp) also hep (hĕp)
adj. hip·per, hip·pest also hep·per or hep·pest Slang
1. Keenly aware of or knowledgeable about the latest trends or developments.
2. Very fashionable or stylish.

[Origin unknown.]

hip n. & v.
hip′ly adv.
hip′ness n.

hip 3

A rose hip.

[Middle English hipe, from Old English hēope.]

hip 4

Usually used to begin a cheer: Hip, hip, hooray!


slang the quality of being hip
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