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Meaning of “hip” in the English Dictionary

"hip" in British English

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hipnoun [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 that ​connects the ​leg to the ​upperpart of the ​body: This ​exercise is ​designed to ​trimyour hips and ​stomach. The ​skirt was a ​bittightacross the hips.

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hipadjective

uk   us   /hɪp/ (hipper, hippest) informal
fashionable: The ​bars in the ​oldpart of the ​town are ​frequented by hip ​youngstudents.

hipexclamation

uk   us   /hɪp/
hip, hip, hooray/hurray! an ​expression that is called out, often by a ​group of ​people at the same ​time, to ​expressapproval of someone: Three ​cheers for the ​bride and ​groom! Hip, hip, ​hooray!
(Definition of hip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hip" in American English

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hipnoun [C]

 us   /hɪp/
  • hip noun [C] (BODY PART)

the ​part on either ​side of the ​body where the ​legs are ​attached to the ​upperpart 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.

hipadjective

 us   /hɪp/ (-pp-) approving slang
  • hip adjective (KNOWING)

knowing a lot about what the most ​modernfashions are, esp. in ​music, ​socialbehavior, and ​styles of ​clothes
(Definition of hip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Hip" in Business English

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Hipnoun [C]

uk   us   FINANCE, PROPERTY
abbreviation for Home ​incomeplan: in the UK, an ​arrangement in which someone receives a ​regularincome from the equity in their ​home (= its ​value if it were ​sold and any ​loans were ​paid back): Generally, you have to be 65 or over and own a ​houseworth £60,000 to ​qualify for a Hip, but ​rulesvary from ​firm to ​firm.
(Definition of Hip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hip”
in Korean 엉덩이…
in Arabic وِرْك…
in Malaysian pinggul…
in French hanche, tour de hanches…
in Russian бедро…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 臀部, 髖部…
in Italian anca…
in Turkish kalça…
in Polish biodro…
in Spanish cadera…
in Vietnamese hông, vòng eo…
in Portuguese quadril…
in Thai สะโพก, ส่วนสะโพกและก้น…
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…
in Indonesian pinggul, lingkar pinggul…
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