Cooler than cool, the pinnacle of what is "it". Beyond all trends and conventional coolness. Not to be mistaken for "deck".
"Stay away from the tacky velvet-rope MTV frat-boy clubs on the beach. Check out this party downtown instead, it's gonna be hip."
What many woman hate about themselves yet many men find attractive.
Woman 1: Gosh, I hate my hips!
Woman 2: Oh, I know! Just look at these saddlebags!
Man walking by: DAAYYYMMM!!!! Look at dem HIPS!!! *whistles*
The part of the female body that defines whether or not she has curves. When engaging in missionary
-styled intercourse, the male will grab the female's hips, positioning her in an easier state.
I'd like to grab myself a piece of them hips.
The hottest part of a womans body.
The way she shakes her hips keeps me so distracted that i didn't even realize that there were other people in the video for "Hips Don't Lie".
The part of the body located a little bit below the waist. How big a girl's hips are can determine whether she has curves or not. (if a woman's hips are big, it's also easier to carry a baby.) Usually, hips are considered sexy and the more curves they create, the better.
She'd be so hot if she had hips.
The state of being in-the-know, including, but not limited to, being stylish or fashionable. It is sometimes claimed to have replaced its predecessor, "hep," with the 1946 popular song, "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66," first recorded by Nat Cole, and the Rolling Stones (and many others) after that. According to the songwriter, he changed "hep" to "hip" for the sake of a rhyme (see example).
. . . get hip / To this kindly tip / And take that California trip,/ Get your kicks on Route 66.
Informed, up to date, fashionable, contemporary, relevant. Being modern in dress, attitude and interests. From "hepi," meaning "well-informed" from the West African language of Wolof.
The word was probably introduced to America by slaves imported from West Africa, and was still in use in 1930's era black speech. Hip/hep probably entered the mainstream American lexicon by way of the Beatnik subculture, who believed in racial integration, listened to black music and used words borrowed from black speech.
1930s: Are you hip to the jive?
1950s: He's one hep cat.
1990s-2000s: They are terminally hip.