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hip

noun [C] uk   /hɪp/ us  

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.

hip noun [C] (FRUIT)

mainly UK for rose hip

hip

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

hip

exclamation uk   /hɪp/ us  
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!
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