(drugs) a narcotics user.
|Junkie (1966) 123: The Mexican government issued permits to hips allowing them a definite quantity of morphine per month.|
|We are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against 125: The poor hips [...] were so stoned.|
SE in slang uses
(US) a prostitute who works in hotels.
|Augie March (1996) 191: He knew about B-girls and how the hip-chicks operated in the big hotels.|
(gay) a male homosexual .
|Queens’ Vernacular 18: the man who fucks in anal intercourse, as opposed to the one who is fucked [...] hip-hitter (late ’60s).|
|Maledicta III:2 232: He also may or may not know the following words and expressions: [...] hip-hitter.|
(UK Und.) inside and outside coat pockets.
|Dict. of the Flash or Cant Lang. 163/2: Hip inside – inside coat pocket. Hip outside – outside ditto.|
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(Aus.) the hip pocket (most likely to contain a wallet).
|Lairs, Urgers & Coat-Tuggers 275: So Casey weaves his way out among the bookies and checks his hip-kick wippy.|
(US drugs) an opium smoker.
|Flynn’s mag. 18 Mar. cited in Partridge DU.‘The Black Stuff’ in|
|Traffic In Narcotics 310: hip layer. An opium smoker.|
(US) liquor (carried in a hip flask).
|That Guiltiest Feeling 31 Oct. [synd. cartoon] When your convivial friend [...] takes a shot of hip oil and lets loose, just as the leading dry of the club is all set for his drive.|
(US) a prostitute.
|Butte and Montana 269: The [...] herd of speckled spinsters, hip peddlers [...] roughnecks [etc.] [HDAS].|
|Amer. Thes. Sl.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Playboy’s Book of Forbidden Words.|
(Aus.) in pl., girls’ bikini panties.
|Puberty Blues 12: We were [...] flashing our brief, black hip-nippers at the whole bus.|
(US) a striptease artist.
|Strip Tease 37: The strippers are ‘hip-throwers’.|
1. (US black) a dancer.
|Man About Harlem 2 May [synd. col.] Clare Campbell, the hip tosser, is back in town.|
2. a male homosexual.
|USA Confidential 94: [It] has been invaded by hip-tossers.|
(US black) to get upset, annoyed or hurt.
|Pleasure Man (1997) II ii: I’m taking no chances on getting my hips in a sling by asking questions.|
|Novels and Stories (1995) 1003: Who playing de dozens? You trying to get your hips up on your shoulders ’cause I said you was with a beat broad.‘Story in Harlem Sl.’ in|
(Aus.) to carry a hip-flask.
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|
|I Travelled a Lonely Land (1957) 234/1: have hip disease – to be always carrying a flask.|
to place at a disadvantage.
|Perth Gaz. 2 May 2/1: We deny that either the chapels or the schools were ‘passed over,’ and the matter can be soon settled by a reference to our last publication. We thank thee, Jew, we have you on the hip.|
|Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 28 Dec. 10/4: The ‘boys’ say that they have the magnates on the hip, while the latter insist that the former are N.G.|
|Yarn of Bucko Mate 110: I’ve got ’em just where I want ’em now; they think I’m their meat, but I’ll soon have ’em on the hip.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 15 May 2nd sect. 12/8: For when this fighting world has got / Me fairly on the hip, / I order in a pipe and pot, / All piping hot, and pay the shot.|
carrying alcohol in a hip-flask; usu. in interrog. got anything on your hip?; thus as adj., drunk.
|DN III:iii 248: on the hip, prep. phr. [...] ‘He’s under the influence of liquor.’.‘Word-List From Eastern Maine’ in|
|DN IV:ii 74: hip, to have suthin’ on yer, v. phr. To have a bottle of liquor. ‘Hain’t got nawthin’ on yer hip, hev ye?’.‘Rural Locutions of Maine and Northern New Hampshire’ in|
|Gullible’s Travels 22: ‘Got anything on the hip?’ says Don. ‘You took the words out o’ my mouth,’ says Bill. ‘I’m drier than St. Petersgrad.’.‘Carmen’ in|
|Big Town 41: Francis had something on the hip that kind of dazed me.|
|Confessions of a Twentieth Century Hobo 52: ‘Got anything on your hip?’ ‘Sure [...] take a pull at this.’ He produced a flask of moonshine.|
|Hustling Hobo 114: ‘Got anything on the hip, Dan,’ says he.|
|Guys and Dolls (1956) 243: I wonder if anyone has anything on their hip?‘Lillian’ in|
|(con. 1930s) Lawd Today 73: Got anything on your hip.|
(US black) you’re in great trouble.
|Big Gold Dream 58: If they missed three nights straight running, it was their little hip pockets, as they say in Harlem, which meant they were in trouble.|
(US black) to call someone on their pager.
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com 🌐 lay it on someone’s hip Definition: to page someone Example: Yo G., I’ll lay one on yo hip in a short short.|
(drugs) using narcotics, whether opium, heroin or, latterly, crack cocaine [opium smokers rested on one hip as they smoked].
|Actors’ Boarding House (1906) 198: One night I’m a layin’ on the hip, smokin’ up a few.|
|Vocab. Criminal Sl. 44: hip [...] current among opium smokers, designating the act of lying on the side to smoke the ‘pipe.’.|
|AS XI:2 123/2: To lie on the hip. To be smoking opium. Opium is usually taken in a reclining position with the addict lying on his side.‘Argot of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 1 in|
|(con. 1910s) Schnozzola 25: I watched him one night as he got on his hip. He was tryin’ to coax me to take a smoke.|
|Monkey On My Back (1954) 89: ‘Do you see any holes in me?’ I shrugged. ‘Maybe you take it on the hip.’ ‘Not me. I leave horse alone.’.|
|Cross of Lassitude 174: Clara was sure hittin’ it on the hip.|
|(con. 1930s) Addicts Who Survived 87: I learned how to chef for myself. I learned how to cook, to use the yen-hok [...] That’s what they call ‘laying on your ear.’ Or ‘taking it on the hip’ – same thing.|
|(con. 1930s–60s) Guilty of Everything (1998) 33: It [i.e. a book] dealt with smugglers and Chinese junks and opium dens in Shanghai, posh layouts with cushions on the floor and naked or half-naked women and men lying about. It was called lying on the hip.|
in a position of control, near absolute superiority .
|Towneley Mysteries ‘First Shepherds’ Play’ line 364: Behold how he kyppys! I shrew you so smart, And me on my hyppys, Bot if a gart Abate.|
|Orlando Furioso Bk xlvi 117: In fine he doth applie one speciall drift, / Which was to get the Pagan on the hippe.|
|Bonduca V ii: He had got me o’th’ hip once; it shall go hard, friends, / But he shall find his own coin.|
|Works 328: The Divell hath them on the hip, he may easily bring them to anything [F&H].Michael and the Dragon in|
|Parliament of Women B3: Mistris Eleanor Ever-crosse: I hit him home, which was more than ever he did to me and then I had him on the hip; and you should have kept him so when you had him there (replyed Mary Malepart).|
|Match in Newgate III i: The Coward trembles at my very presence; but I have him on the hip.|
|Relapse IV i: My lord, she has had him upon the hip these seven years .|
|Midas III i: I long, for his kindness / To have him on the hip.|
|Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 253: We soon shall have him on the hip.|
|(con. early 17C) Fortunes of Nigel II 282: Marry, thou hast me on the hip there, thou old miserly coney-catcher!|
|Gloss. (1888) I 420: hip. To have on the hip. To have at an entire advantage. This phrase seems to have originated from hunting, because, when the animal was seized upon the hip, it is finally disabled from flight.|
|Cruise of the Midge I 226: Ha! ha! I have you on the hip now, my master.|
|Biglow Papers (1880) 118: You’d best draw kindly, seein’ ’z how I’ve gut ye on the hip.|
|Quite Alone I 253: Jagg only refrained from going to law [...] because Rhododendron House had him on the hip.|
|Truth (Sydney) 1July 3/1: Sir George Dibbs caught the Foreign Raiders ‘on the hip’ at Tamworth.|
|Man’s Grim Justice 23: The dungeon didn’t mean a thing to me. In the vernacular of the institution I had the dungeon on the hip.|
|Iceman Cometh Act II: That bastard, Hickey, has got Harry on the hip.|
see peddle one’s ass under peddle v.
(US black) to cost an appreciable amount of cash.
|[||You Can’t Win (2000) 178: Summer came and the memorable World’s Fair. I saw it all, but it put an awful dent in my bankroll].|
|Jailhouse Jargon and Street Sl. [unpub. ms.].|