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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 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.

hipadjective

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

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







"hip" in British English

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hipnoun [C]

uk   /hɪp/ 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 upper part of the body: This exercise is designed to trim your hips and stomach. The skirt was a bit tight across the hips.

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hipadjective

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

hipexclamation

uk   /hɪp/ us   /hɪp/
(Definition of hip from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Hip" in Business English

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Hipnoun [C]

uk   us   FINANCE, PROPERTY
abbreviation for Home income plan: in the UK, an arrangement in which someone receives a regular income 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 house worth £60,000 to qualify for a Hip, but rules vary 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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