Main definitions of hipe in English

: hipe1hipe2hipe3hipe4

hipe1

(also hype)

noun

Wrestling
  • Especially in Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling: a manoeuvre in which a wrestler lifts an adversary with both arms, often placing a knee between the thighs to throw the opponent off balance, and then swings him or her to the ground.

Origin

Early 19th century. Apparently related to hip, although the nature of the relationship is unclear.

Pronunciation

hipe

/hʌɪp/

Main definitions of hipe in English

: hipe1hipe2hipe3hipe4

hipe2

noun

Military
slang, historical
  • A gun, especially a rifle. Often in "to slope hipe": to bring a weapon into a sloping position.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Leader (Melbourne). Origin uncertain; said to be from a sound (perhaps an arbitrary one) substituted for arms in shouted commands such as slope arms!, reinterpreted as denoting the firearm itself.

Pronunciation

hipe

/hʌɪp/

Main definitions of hipe in English

: hipe1hipe2hipe3hipe4

hipe3

(also hype)

verb

British dialect, rare
  • with object Of cattle: to butt, push with the head or horns; to gore.

Origin

Mid 17th century. Origin uncertain. Perhaps the reflex of a borrowing from early Scandinavian.

Pronunciation

hipe

/hʌɪp/

Main definitions of hipe in English

: hipe1hipe2hipe3hipe4

hipe4

verb

Wrestling
  • with object Especially in Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling: to lift and swing (an adversary) to the ground, often placing a knee between the legs to throw him or her off balance.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle. From hipe.

Pronunciation

hipe

/hʌɪp/