HEP

hep, hip, hip to

(adjective) informed about the latest trends

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Shortening.

Noun

hep (uncountable)

(informal) hepatitis.

Abbreviation of high-energy physics.

Usage notes

• Mainly used in the names of varieties of hepatitis, such as hep A, hep B, hep C, hep D, and hep E.

Etymology 2

Noun

hep (plural heps)

(obsolete) A hip of a rose; a rosehip.

Etymology 3

Adjective

hep (comparative more hep, superlative most hep)

(dated, US slang) Aware, up-to-date.

(dated, US slang) Cool, hip, sophisticated.

Verb

hep (third-person singular simple present heps, present participle hepping, simple past and past participle hepped)

(dated, US slang) To make aware of.

Etymology 4

Interjection

hep

(historical) A rallying cry in attacks on the Jewish people.

Noun

hep (uncountable)

(usually, reduplicated) An instance of crying hep!, especially as a call to attack Jewish people.

Anagrams

• Eph, Eph., HPE, peh

Source: Wiktionary


Hep, n.

Definition: See Hip, the fruit of the dog-rose.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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