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noun (plural HIPs)

(Formerly in the UK) a set of information about a house or flat that a seller must provide to a potential buyer.

Origin

abbreviation of home information pack.

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Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude

There are 5 definitions of HIP in English:

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Syllabification: hip

noun

1A projection of the pelvis and upper thigh bone on each side of the body in human beings and quadrupeds.
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  • Vixen placed her hands on her hips and one eye brow rose as she stopped at the hallway near the mini bar and only a few meters away was Harvey.
  • Not only was there damage to my hip, but my pelvis had been fractured as well.
  • Through its Sagittarius connection, Jupiter rules the hips, the pelvis, the thighs, and the sciatic nerve.
Synonyms
1.1 (hips) The circumference of the body at the buttocks: a sweater tied around the hips
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  • If your hips, buttocks or thighs start to have an unsightly rippled look, use Celutrol's massage glove.
  • Then Lastri related how customers would frequently touch or brush against her hips and buttocks.
  • Begin by tightening your buttocks and lifting your hips off the floor.
1.2A person’s hip joint: she ran into a fence and dislocated her hip
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  • She was walking a bit funny, as if she'd dislocated or broken her hip and it had healed on its own.
  • All I remember was a red car smashing in to me, then a sharp pain in my hips.
  • A sharp pain in my hip was brought to my attention as I moved further back.
2The sharp edge of a roof from the ridge to the eaves where two sides meet.
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  • Did you know that the hip tiles on this roof were arris hip tiles?
  • Start at the eaves of the hip, with a double layer of shingles, and work your way up to the ridge using the standard 5 inch exposure.
  • Following the line of the inverted roof hips, they support its outer corners to the east.

Origin

Old English hype, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heup and German Hüfte, also to hop1.

Phrases

be joined at the hip

informal (Of two people) be inseparable.
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  • Referring to their relationship at DubbelJoint, Ms Jones said that ‘someone described Marie and I as joined at the hip creatively’.
  • Kathleen added: ‘They had a very emotional reunion and have been joined at the hip ever since.’
  • The Germans and French aren't joined at the hip forever.

on the hip

archaic At a disadvantage.

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Syllabification: hip
(also rose hip)

noun

The fruit of a rose, especially a wild kind.
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  • Evening primrose, wheat germ, and rose hip seed oils all make fine additives to this mask.
  • Less well known is rose hip soup, a sweet, cold soup high in vitamin C, traditionally served during the long winter months when fruits are scarce.
  • You can even make rose hip tea for yourself and your guests!

Origin

Old English hēope, hīope; related to Dutch joop and German Hiefe.

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There are 5 definitions of HIP in English:

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Syllabification: hip

adjective (hipper, hippest)

informal
1Following the latest fashion, especially in popular music and clothes: it’s becoming hip to be environmentally conscious
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  • People in Manhattan were scouring thrift stores for them; Hush Puppies were turning up in hip fashion shoots.
  • Our knowing and respecting this truth should lead us to communicate neither in arcane nor in culturally hip fashion.
  • In celebrity circles, the hip fashion accessory today is a swollen belly.
Synonyms
fashionable, stylish, popular, all the rage, in fashion, in vogue, up-to-the-minute
informal trendy, cool, styling/stylin', with it, in, hot, big, happening, now, groovy, funky, sharp, the in thing, phat, kicky, tony, fly
1.1Understanding; aware: he’s trying to show how hip he is to Americana
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  • He's hip to what he calls "the game" the music business has evolved into.
  • I thought it was some new street slang that I wasn't yet hip to.
Synonyms
wise to, clued in to, tuned in to, in the know about, in touch with, up to speed with

Origin

early 20th century: of unknown origin.

Derivatives

hiply

adverb
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  • The truth is, though, that these original compositions, which he claims mix the classic with the hiply modern, fall kind of flat.
  • But the Cybiko, modern-looking and hiply presented, may find favour amongst all the major genders.
  • But our actions are not the direct result of communing inside a hiply designed space - quite the opposite.

hipness

noun
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  • For Kurland, as for her peers, nudity, in tension with its twin term ‘nakedness,’ has become one of the key signifiers of modernity and hipness.
  • Save space, and boost your hipness, by bringing the PacMoc - nylon-mesh slip-ons that stuff down about as small as a folded T-shirt.
  • It's a hard-to-peg sound - very hip, but in that tuned-in-yet-out-of-step fashion that characterizes genuine hipness.

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Syllabification: hip

exclamation

Introducing a communal cheer: hip, hip, hooray!
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  • Neil was born today, hip-hip hooray!
  • Hip Hip Hooray! OK, Dad is out of the woods. He was moved on Monday to the "Transitional Care Unit" (rehab floor).

Origin

mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

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