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Noun: hip  hip
  1. The structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    - pelvis, pelvic girdle, pelvic arch
     
  2. Either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
     
  3. The ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
    - hip joint, coxa, articulatio coxae
     
  4. (architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof
     
  5. The fruit of a rose plant
    - rose hip, rosehip
Adjective: hip (hipper,hippest)  hip
Usage: informal
  1. Being in accordance with current social fashions
    - fashionable, stylish
     
  2. Informed about the latest trends
    - hep [archaic], hip to, switched on [informal]
Interjection: hip  hip
  1. Used to excite attention or as a signal; as, hip, hip, hurrah!

Derived forms: hipper, hippest, hips

See also: a la mode, cool [informal], cutting-edge, dapper, dashing, faddish, faddy, groovy [Brit, informal], in [informal], in style, in vogue, informed, jaunty, latest, mod [informal], modern, modernistic, modish, natty [informal], neoteric, nouveau, olde worlde, old-time, pert, quaint, raffish, rakish, snappy [informal], spiffy [N. Amer, informal], spruce, swagger [Brit, informal], swank [informal], swanky [informal], trendsetting, trend-setting, trendy [informal], up to date, up-to-date, voguish, with-it

Type of: articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, body part, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, exterior angle, external angle, fruit, girdle, spheroid joint

Part of: appendicular skeleton, body, hip roof, hipped roof, rose, rosebush, thigh, torso, trunk

Encyclopedia: Hip, Hip, Hurray!