There are 5 definitions of hip in English:

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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
pelvis, hindquarters, haunches, thighs, loins, buttocks, posterior, rear
1.1 (hips) The circumference of the body at the buttocks: a dark girl with big 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 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 the two sides meet: [as modifier]: hip tiles
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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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There are 5 definitions of hip in English:

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(also rose hip)

noun

The fruit of a rose, especially a wild kind: the hips and haws in the hedges
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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, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch joop and German Hiefe.

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adjective (hipper, hippest)

informal
1Very fashionable: it’s hip to be environmentally conscious
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  • But now it's a fashionable district of hip bars and restaurants, full of restored synagogues, Jewish cemeteries and kosher restaurants.
  • They are empty, overly wholesome fodder that only give off the ‘aura’ of being hip and fashionable.
  • You could be wearing the most fashionable, hip outfit, and you will still look like a doofus when you're on vacation.
2Aware of or informed about: 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.

Origin

early 20th century: of unknown origin.

Derivatives

hipness

noun
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  • He chooses Bjork, on the grounds that ‘anything even breathed on by her has the permanent seal of hipness.’
  • But it soon abandons easy-listening hipness and becomes a heavy-handed biopic about a tormented genius.
  • Despite her harpy reputation and upper-middle class projects, Stewart has elevated the happy homemaker to hipness.

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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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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.