adjective Informal.

hep1 + -ed2

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4 [hip] Slang.
adjective, hipper, hippest.
familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.: My parents aren't exactly hip, you know.
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.
in agreement or willing to cooperate; going along: We explained our whole plan, and she was hip.
Also, hipness. the condition or state of being hip.
verb (used with object), hipped, hipping.
to make or keep aware or informed.
Also, hep.

1900–05; earlier hep; of disputed orig.

hiply, adverb
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hip1 (hɪp)
1.  (often plural) 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
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
[Old English hype; related to Old High German huf, Gothic hups, Dutch heup]

hip2 (hɪp)
Also called: rosehip the berry-like brightly coloured fruit of a rose plant: a swollen receptacle, rich in vitamin C, containing several small hairy achenes
[Old English héopa; related to Old Saxon hiopo, Old High German hiufo, Dutch joop, Norwegian dialect hjūpa]

hip3 (hɪp)
an exclamation used to introduce cheers (in the phrase hip, hip, hurrah)
[C18: of unknown origin]

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
[C20: variant of earlier hep]

HIP (hɪp)
n acronym for
(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

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Word Origin & History

"part of the body where pelvis and thigh join," O.E. hype, from P.Gmc. *khupiz (cf. Du. heup, Ger. Hüfte, Goth. hups "hip"), from PIE *qeub- "to bend." Hipsters "pants that ride on the hips" first attested 1962; hip-huggers in this sense first recorded 1967.

"seed pod" (especially of wild rose), O.E. heope, hiope, from P.Gmc. *khiup- (cf. dial. Norw. hjupa, O.H.G. hiafo, Ger. hiefe, O.E. hiopa "briar, bramble").

"informed," 1904, apparently originally in black slang, probably a variant of hep, with which it is identical in sense, though it is recorded four years earlier. Hip-hop music style first recorded 1982.

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

  1. The lateral prominence of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh.

  2. The hip joint.

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