Entry from British & World English dictionary
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- 1A projection of the pelvis and upper thigh bone on each side of the body in human beings and quadrupeds.More example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (hips) The circumference of the body at the buttocks: a sweater tied around the hipsMore example sentences
- 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 hipMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.
be joined at the hip
- • informal (Of two people) be inseparable.More example sentences
- 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.
Old English hype, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch heup and German Hüfte, also to hop1.
- The fruit of a rose, especially a wild kind.More example sentences
- 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!
Old English hēope, hīope; related to Dutch joop and German Hiefe.
adjective (hipper, hippest)• informal
- 1Following the latest fashion, especially in popular music and clothes: it’s becoming hip to be environmentally consciousMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Understanding; aware: he’s trying to show how hip he is to Americana
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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.
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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.
early 20th century: of unknown origin.
- Introducing a communal cheer: hip, hip, hooray!More example sentences
- 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).
mid 18th century: of unknown origin.