- 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 dark girl with big 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 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 the two sides meet: [as modifier]: hip tilesMore 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: the hips and haws in the hedgesMore 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, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch joop and German Hiefe.
adjective (hipper, hippest)• informal
- 1Very fashionable: it’s hip to be environmentally consciousMore example sentences
- 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 AmericanaMore example sentences
- 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.
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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.
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.