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Meaning of hip

hip

Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
— n., adj., v., hipped, hip•ping.
—n.
  1. 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.
  2. See
  3. 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
  4. knee (def. 6).
  5. 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.
  6. to attack unmercifully; overcome. Judg. 15:8.
—adj.
  1. (esp. of a garment) extending to the hips; hiplength: hip boots.
—v.t.
  1. (esp. of livestock) to injure or dislocate the hip of.
  2. to form (a roof&hasp;) with a hip or hips.

hip

Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
— n.
  1. the ripe fruit of a rose, esp. of a wild rose.

hip

Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
— interj.
  1. (used as a cheer or in signaling for cheers): Hip, hip, hurrah!

hip

Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
— adj., n., v., hip•per, hip•pest, hipped, hip•ping.
—adj.
  1. familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.: My parents aren't exactly hip, you know.
  2. 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.
  3. in agreement or willing to cooperate; going along: We explained our whole plan, and she was hip.
—n.
  1. the condition or state of being hip.
  2. a hipster or hippie.
—v.t.
  1. to make or keep aware or informed.

hip

Pronunciation: (hip), [key]
— n.
  1. hyp.

HIP

Pronunciation: (āch'ī'pē' or, sometimes, hip), [key]
  1. Health Insurance Plan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • hip (Thesaurus)