—n. 1. the projecting part of each side of the body formed by the side of the pelvis and the upper part of the femur and the flesh covering them; haunch.
2. See hip joint. 3. Archit.the inclined projecting angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end, or of two adjacent sloping sides, of a roof. See illus. under roof. 4. Furniture.knee (def. 6).
5. shoot from the hip,Informal.to speak or act bluntly or rashly, without deliberation or prudence: Diplomats are trained to conduct themselves with discretion, and not to shoot from the hip. 6. smite hip and thigh, to attack unmercifully; overcome. Judg. 15:8.
—adj. (esp. of a garment) extending to the hips; hiplength: hip boots.
—v.t. 1. (esp. of livestock) to injure or dislocate the hip of.
2. Archit.to form (a roof) with a hip or hips.
Pronunciation: (hip),[key] —n. the ripe fruit of a rose, esp. of a wild rose.
Pronunciation: (hip),[key] —interj. (used as a cheer or in signaling for cheers): Hip, hip, hurrah!
—adj. 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, esp. 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.
—n. 1. Also,hip'ness.the condition or state of being hip.
2. a hipster or hippie.
—v.t. to make or keep aware or informed. Also,hep.