he did." Taken up by jazz musicians by 1915; hepcat "addict of swing music" is from 1938.
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."
"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).