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Hipper vs Tipper - What's the difference?

hipper | tipper |

As an adjective hipper

is comparative of hip.

As a noun tipper is

someone who tips, someone who gives a tip.




  • (hip)

  • hip


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • (anatomy) The outward-projecting parts of the pelvis and top of the femur and the overlying tissue.
  • The inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
  • In a bridge truss, the place where an inclined end post meets the top chord.
  • (Waddell)
    Derived terms
    * hipbone * hip joint * hip replacement * hip roof * shoot from the hip


  • (chiefly, sports) To use one's hips to bump into someone.
  • To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock ).
  • To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.
  • To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) ).


    (en noun)
  • The fruit of a rose.
  • Derived terms
    * rosehip

    Etymology 3

    Probably a variant of . Maybe from (etyl) {{reference-book , first=Clarence , last=Major , year=1994 , title=Juba to jive: a dictionary of African-American slang , page = 234 , pageurl = http://books.google.fr/books?hl=fr&id=4LNZAAAAMAAJ&q=wolof
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  • (slang) aware, informed, up-to-date, trendy
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  • Rudolph promoted Stevens Pass with restless zeal. In seven years there, he helped turn a relatively small, roadside ski area into a hip destination.
    * cool, groovy


  • (slang) To inform, to make knowledgeable.
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  • The guy hips himself to so many things.

    See also

    * hip-hop * * hip hip hooray *


    * (l)






    (en noun)
  • Someone who tips, someone who gives a tip.
  • The Americans are among the most generous tippers in the world.
  • A kind of ale brewed with brackish water obtained from a particular well; -- so called from the first brewer of it, one Thomas Tipper.
  • (slang) A small moustache.
  • English agent nouns