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[cf. West African English use of hips in reference to the buttocks (Hancock 1981:7); a euphemism favored by women for mixed company] n. buttocks: 1918 They stinging me on my hip (Parsons 5). She fall on her hip [of one who had fallen on her buttocks].I could sit down on my hip and chop grass (Acklins). Kiss my hip! (a defiant refusal) (Nassau). cf. GIVE SOMEBODY YOUR HIP (Gen.)

quasi refl. pron. [cf. ASS idem] : 1974 Let her carry her hip and go drink cheap rum with her no-good friends! (King 8). Get you hip out of here! (Nassau). Watch your hip! [i.e. be careful of your manners] (Bleu.). My hip got stuck with it [i.e. 1 got stuck with it myself—the others were able to get out of doing it] (Nassau).

Tags: anatomy, body part, euphemism, noun, reflexive pronoun

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Last update: 2010-10-17 21:21
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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