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All 3 letters words made out of hip

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Definitions and meaning of hip



  • enPR: hĭp, IPA(key): /hɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

From Middle English hipe, hupe, from Old English hype, from Proto-Germanic *hupiz (compare Dutch heup, Low German Huop, German Hüfte), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱewb- (compare Welsh cysgu (to sleep), Latin cubāre (to lie), Ancient Greek κύβος (kúbos, hollow in the hips), Albanian sup (shoulder), Sanskrit शुप्ति (śúpti, shoulder)), from *ḱew- (to bend). More at high. The sense "drug addict" derives from addicts lying on their hips while using certain drugs such as opium.


hip (plural hips)

  1. (anatomy) The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue.
  2. The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
  3. In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.
  4. (slang, possibly dated) A drug addict, especially someone addicted to a narcotic like heroin.
    • 1953, William Burroughs, Junkie:
      Ike explained to me that the Mexican government issued permits to hips allowing them a definite quantity of morphine per month at wholesale prices.
Derived terms


hip (third-person singular simple present hips, present participle hipping, simple past and past participle hipped)

  1. (chiefly sports) To use one's hips to bump into someone.
  2. (wrestling) To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip ("cross-buttock").
  3. To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.
  4. To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.

Etymology 2

From Middle English hepe, heppe, hipe, from Old English hēope, from Proto-Germanic *heupǭ (compare Dutch joop, German Hiefe, Faroese hjúpa), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱewb- (briar, thorn) (compare Old Prussian kaāubri (thorn), Lithuanian kaubrė̃ (heap)).


hip (plural hips)

  1. The fruit of a rose.
    • 1595, George Peele, The Old Wives’ Tale, The Malone Society Reprints, 1908, lines 175-178,[2]
      1. BROTHER. [] What doo you gather there?
      OLD MAN. Hips and Hawes, and stickes and strawes, and thinges that I gather on the ground my sonne.
    • c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, Act IV, Scene 3,[3]
      The oaks bear mast, the briars scarlet hips;
      The bounteous housewife, Nature, on each bush
      Lays her full mess before you.
Derived terms
  • rosehip

Etymology 3

Unknown or disputed. Probably a variant of hep; both forms are attested from the first decade of the 20th century. Some sources suggest derivation from Wolof hepi (to see) or hipi (to open one’s eyes). Others suggest connection to the noun, as opium smokers were said to lie on a hip. Neither of these suggestions is widely accepted, however.


hip (comparative hipper, superlative hippest)

  1. (slang) Aware, informed, up-to-date, trendy. [from early 20th c., popularized in 1960s]
    • Rudolph promoted Stevens Pass with restless zeal. In seven years there, he helped turn a relatively small, roadside ski area into a hip destination.
  • cool, groovy


hip (third-person singular simple present hips, present participle hipping, simple past and past participle hipped)

  1. (transitive, slang) To inform, to make knowledgeable.

Related terms

  • hipster
  • hippy
  • hippie

See also

  • hip-hop

Etymology 4



  1. An exclamation to invoke a united cheer: hip hip hooray.



  • PHI, PIH, phi


Alternative forms

  • hyp


From Proto-Albanian *skūpa, from Proto-Indo-European *skewbʰ- (to push). Compare German schieben (to push), English shove, Lithuanian skùbti (to hurry).


hip (first-person singular past tense hipa, participle hipur)

  1. I get on, ride, straddle
  2. I rise, go up, climb into

Related terms

  • humb



  • Hyphenation: hip


hip (comparative hiper, superlative hipst)

  1. genteel (stylish, elegant)
  2. fashionable (characteristic of or influenced by a current popular trend or style)


  • modieus



  • IPA(key): /xíːp/


hȋp m inan

  1. moment


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to build a type of roof.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)