hip: Meaning and Definition of
— n., adj., v., hipped, hip•ping.
- the projecting part of each side of the body formed by the side of the pelvis and the upper part of the femur and the flesh covering them; haunch.
- the inclined projecting angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end, or of two adjacent sloping sides, of a roof. See illus. under
- knee (def. 6).
- to speak or act bluntly or rashly, without deliberation or prudence: Diplomats are trained to conduct themselves with discretion, and not to shoot from the hip.
- to attack unmercifully; overcome. Judg. 15:8.
- (esp. of a garment) extending to the hips; hiplength: hip boots.
- (esp. of livestock) to injure or dislocate the hip of.
- to form (a roof&hasp;) with a hip or hips.
- the ripe fruit of a rose, esp. of a wild rose.
- (used as a cheer or in signaling for cheers): Hip, hip, hurrah!
— adj., n., v., hip•per, hip•pest, hipped, hip•ping.
- familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.: My parents aren't exactly hip, you know.
- considered aware of or attuned to what is expected, esp. with a casual or knowing air; cool: The guy was not at all hip--a total nerd.
- in agreement or willing to cooperate; going along: We explained our whole plan, and she was hip.
- the condition or state of being hip.
- a hipster or hippie.
- to make or keep aware or informed.
Pronunciation: (āch'ī'pē' or, sometimes, hip), [key]
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