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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
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