hiphuggers also hip-huggers, “low-rise pants or skirt,” 1966, from HIP (Cf. hip) + agent noun from HUG (Cf. hug). So called because they are slung from the hips, not the waist. Earlier as the name of a cut of women's swimsuit (1963).

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  • hiphuggers — noun A type of jeans having a tight waistline …   Wiktionary

  • hiphuggers — hip|hug|gers [ hıp,hʌgərz ] adjective plural AMERICAN pants that fit tightly around your HIPS and do not cover your waist …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hiphuggers — pants that fit snugly around the hips (rather than the waist) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hiphuggers — noun (plural) AmE hipsters …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hipster — 1941, “one who is hip;” from HIP (Cf. hip) (adj.) + STER (Cf. ster). Meaning “low rise” in reference to pants or skirt is from 1962; so called because they ride on the hips rather than the waist (Cf. HIPHUGGERS (Cf. hiphuggers)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • hiphugger — /hip hug euhr/, adj. 1. (of a garment) having a close fitting waistline placed at the hip rather than at the natural waist: hiphugger jeans. n. 2. hiphuggers, trousers having this type of waistline. [1965 70; HIP1 + HUG + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hiphugger — adjective Descriptive of a type of jeans which are tight around the hip. See Also: hiphuggers …   Wiktionary

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  • hipsters — noun (plural) BrE trousers that fit tightly over your hips and do not cover your waist; hiphuggers AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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