Hip

(To). A hip means a hypochondriac. To hip means to make melancholy; to fret; to make one dismal or gloomy with forebodings. Hipped means melancholy, in low spirits.

For one short moment let us cease
To mourn the loss of many ships -
Forget how tax and rates increase,
And all that now the nation Lips.

Sims: The Dagonet Ballad. (A Set-off).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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