Hipness



[hip] /hɪp/ Slang.

adjective, hipper, hippest.
1.
familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.:
My parents aren’t exactly hip, you know.
2.
considered aware of or attuned to what is expected, especially with a casual or knowing air; cool:
The guy was not at all hip—a total nerd.
3.
in agreement or willing to cooperate; going along:
We explained our whole plan, and she was hip.
noun
4.
Also, hipness. the condition or state of being hip.
5.
a or .
verb (used with object), hipped, hipping.
6.
to make or keep aware or informed.
/hɪp/
noun
1.
(often pl) either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh, overlying the lateral part of the pelvis and its articulation with the thighbones
2.
another name for pelvis (sense 1)
3.
short for hip joint
4.
the angle formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet or where a sloping side meets a sloping end
/hɪp/
noun
1.
the berry-like brightly coloured fruit of a rose plant: a swollen receptacle, rich in vitamin C, containing several small hairy achenes Also called rosehip
/hɪp/
interjection
1.
an exclamation used to introduce cheers (in the phrase hip, hip, hurrah)
/hɪp/
adjective (slang) hipper, hippest, hepper, heppest
1.
aware of or following the latest trends in music, ideas, fashion, etc
2.
(often postpositive) foll by to. informed (about)
/hɪp/
noun acronym
1.
(in England and Wales) home information pack: a set of documents that a seller must possess before his or her property can be put on the market
n.

“part of the body where pelvis and thigh join,” Old English hype “hip,” from Proto-Germanic *hupiz (cf. Dutch heup, German Hüfte, Gothic hups “hip”), from PIE *qeub- “to bend.” Hip of a roof is from late 17c.

“seed pod” (especially of wild rose), Old English heope, hiope “seed vessel of the wild rose,” from Proto-Germanic *hiup- (cf. dialectal Norwegian hjupa, Old Saxon hiopo, Dutch joop, Old High German hiafo, dialectal German Hiefe, Old English hiopa “briar, bramble”).
adj.

“informed,” 1904, apparently originally in black slang, probably a variant of hep (1), with which it is identical in sense, though it is recorded four years earlier.
interjection

exclamation used to introduce a united cheer (cf. hip-hip-hurrah), 1827, earlier hep, cf. German hepp, to animals a cry to attack game, to mobs a cry to attack Jews (see hep (2)); perhaps a natural sound (cf. Latin eho, heus).

hip (hĭp)
n.

adjective

verb

To make aware; inform: educating the masses of America, hipping black people to the need to work together (1932+)

Related Terms

shoot from the hip

[fr hep]
Help for Incontinent People; (now NAFC: National Association for Continence)
see: shoot from the hip

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