hepper

hep

1 [hep]
adjective Older Slang.
hip4.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism

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hip

4 [hip] Slang.
adjective, hipper, hippest.
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, especially 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.
noun
4.
Also, hipness. the condition or state of being hip.
5.
verb (used with object), hipped, hipping.
6.
to make or keep aware or informed.
Also, hep.


Origin:
1900–05; earlier hep; of disputed orig.

hiply, adverb
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hep1 (hɛp)
 
adj , hepper, heppest
slang an earlier word for hip

hep2 (hɛp)
 
n
short for hepatitis

hip1 (hɪp)
 
n
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]
 
'hipless1
 
adj
 
'hiplike1
 
adj

hip2 (hɪp)
 
n
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)
 
interj
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
 
adj
 
[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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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."

hip
"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.

hip
"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").

hip
"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.

hip
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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Medical Dictionary

hip (hĭp)
n.

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

  2. The hip joint.

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hep definition

[hɛp]
  1. mod.
    aware; informed; savvy. : The chick is simply not hep.
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hip definition


  1. mod.
    informed; aware. (See also hep.) : The guy is just not hip. He's a nerd.
  2. tv.
    to tell someone; to inform someone. : What's happening? Take a minute and hip me!
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Hep
hepatitus
HIP
Help for Incontinent People(now NAFC: National Association for Continence)
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