hip

Your hip is the area of your body at the top and side of your thigh, beside your pelvis. You might have a habit of closing the refrigerator door by bumping it with your hip.

Your hips are the flesh between your waist and upper leg, and they're also the bones that make up the complex joints there — the ones that make it possible for your legs to move so you can walk. When a person is described as hip, it means they're trendy or cool, up on the latest thing. These two meanings are unrelated, with the "cool" meaning coming from the slang hep, popular with jazz musicians around 1915.

Primary Meanings of hip

1.
n
either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
2.
n
(architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof
3.
adj
informed about the latest trends
4.
n
the fruit of a rose plant
Full Definitions of hip
1

n either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh

Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

n the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates

Synonyms:
pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis
Type of:
girdle
an encircling or ringlike structure

n the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

Synonyms:
articulatio coxae, coxa, hip joint
Type of:
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint
a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
2

n (architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof

Type of:
exterior angle, external angle
the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon
3

adj informed about the latest trends

Synonyms:
hep, hip to
informed
having much knowledge or education
4

n the fruit of a rose plant

Synonyms:
rose hip, rosehip
Type of:
fruit
the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

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