Meaning of hip-hugger in English:

hip-hugger

Pronunciation /ˈhɪpˌhʌɡə/

noun

  • 1Attributive Designating clothing that fits closely around the hips; (in later use) especially designating trousers, shorts, underwear, etc., cut low to fit or fasten around the hips.

  • 2An article of clothing that fits closely around the hips. Later chiefly (in plural): trousers, shorts, underwear, etc., cut low to fit or fasten around the hips.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Daily Boston Globe. From hip + hugger, after hip-hugging.