hip definition, meaning - what is hip in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hip”

See all translations

hip

noun [C] uk   us   /hɪp/

hip noun [C] (BODY PART)

B2 the area below the waist and above the legs at either side of the body, or the joint which connects the leg to the upper part of the body: This exercise is designed to trim your hips and stomach. The skirt was a bit tight across the hips.
More examples

hip noun [C] (FRUIT)

mainly UK a rose hip

hip

adjective uk   us   /hɪp/ (hipper, hippest) informal
fashionable: The bars in the old part of the town are frequented by hip young students.

hip

exclamation uk   us   /hɪp/
hip, hip, hooray/hurray! an expression that is called out, often by a group of people at the same time, to express approval of someone: Three cheers for the bride and groom! Hip, hip, hooray!
Translations of “hip”
in Arabic وِرْك…
in Korean 엉덩이…
in Malaysian pinggul…
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 Vietnamese hông, vòng eo…
in Spanish cadera…
in Portuguese quadril…
in Thai สะโพก, ส่วนสะโพกและก้น…
in German die Hüfte, der Hüftumfang…
in Catalan maluc…
in Japanese 尻, ヒップ…
in Indonesian pinggul, lingkar pinggul…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 臀部, 髋部…
(Definition of hip from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hip?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hip” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More