hep

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hep

2 [huht, huhp, hep]
interjection
one (used in counting cadence while marching).
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hep1 (hɛp)
 
adj , hepper, heppest
slang an earlier word for hip

hep2 (hɛp)
 
n
short for hepatitis

hip or hep4 (hɪp)
 
adj (foll by to) , hipper, hippest, hepper, heppest
1.  aware of or following the latest trends in music, ideas, fashion, etc
2.  informed (about)
 
[C20: variant of earlier hep]
 
hep or hep4
 
adj
 
[C20: variant of earlier hep]

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hep
"aware, up-to-date," first recorded 1908 in "Saturday Evening Post," but said to be underworld slang, of unknown origin. Variously said to have been the name of "a fabulous detective who operated in Cincinnati" or a saloonkeeper in Chicago who "never quite understood what was going on ... (but) thought
he did." Taken up by jazz musicians by 1915; hepcat "addict of swing music" is from 1938.

hep
cry of those leading pogroms or attacks on Jews in Europe, 1839 (but in ref. to the riots of 1819 in Hamburg, etc.), perhaps the cry of a goatherd, or of a hunter urging on dogs, but popularly said to be acronym of L. Hierosolyma Est Perdita "Jerusalem is destroyed."
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Slang Dictionary

hep definition

[hɛp]
  1. mod.
    aware; informed; savvy. : The chick is simply not hep.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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HEP definition


High Energy (Particle) Physics.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Hep
hepatitus
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