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Definition of hip exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hip

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//hɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hɪp//
 
 
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Word Originexclamation mid 18th cent.: of unknown origin.Idioms
hip, hip, hooray! (less frequent hip, hip, hurrah/hurray!)
 
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used by a group of people to show their approval of somebody. One person in the group says hip, hip and the others then shout hooray. ‘Three cheers for the bride and groom : Hip, hip…’ ‘Hooray!’
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hip