Definition of hip bath in English:

hip bath


  • A portable bath large enough to sit rather than lie down in.

    • ‘He will have looked on from the sidelines the next day, as Lord Brocket endured a hip bath in the company of two baby alligators.’
    • ‘Dr. Lane at Moor Park and then Dr. Smith at Ilkley sat him in freezing hip baths.’
    • ‘I couldn't have a bath as it was a hip bath, nearly four feet high but I managed to use the shower fixtures to wash my hair.’
    bathtub, tub, hot tub
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hip bath

/ˈhɪp bɑːθ/