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hip

noun [C]  /hɪp/ us  

hip noun [C] (BODY PART)

the part on either side of the body where the legs are attached to the upper part of the body, or either of the joints at the pelvis (= bowl-shaped bones) where the legs are attached: Arthritis is causing pain and stiffness in your hips.

hip

adjective  /hɪp/ (-pp-) approving slang us  

hip adjective (KNOWING)

knowing a lot about what the most modern fashions are, esp. in music, social behavior, and styles of clothes
Translations of “hip”
in Korean 엉덩이…
in Arabic وِرْك…
in French hanche, tour de hanches…
in Turkish kalça…
in Italian anca…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 臀部, 髖部…
in Russian бедро…
in Polish biodro…
in Spanish cadera…
in Portuguese quadril…
in German die Hüfte, der Hüftumfang…
in Catalan maluc…
in Japanese 尻, ヒップ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 臀部, 髋部…
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