One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
in combination Having hips of a specified kind.‘a thin-hipped girl’
- ‘The Indian man has found a replacement fantasy from abroad: busty, fair skinned, big hipped.’
predicative Obsessed or infatuated with.‘why are you suddenly hipped on discipline?’
hypochondriac, self-obsessed, neurotic, obsessed with one's healthView synonyms
- ‘The first was that people hipped on sports can get overaddicted to victory.’
- ‘I've only been doing that for a few months, but it's awfully addictive; I see why Graham and Anil are so hipped on the form.’
1920s: from hip, or as the past participle of hip ‘make someone hip (i.e. aware)’.
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