What is hip?

Steve Hoffman steve@goodnote.com
Tue Nov 9 13:55:10 EST 2004


And for a great SONG about "What Is Hip," see Tower of Power ;-p
Steve Hoffman

Karen Hanson wrote:

>For theories on the origins of "hip" and "hep", see
>
>The Straight Dope: http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mhip.html
>and http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_241b.html
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>Karen
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>"Ms. Juke"
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>On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 10:09:50 -0500, Steve Freund
><stevefreund@speakeasy.net> wrote:
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>>I have always thought "hip" derived from "hep", slang of the jazz age.  Heroin was all the rage back
>>then, and so was hepatitis. So saying "I'm hep" means to get high, to be cool, to be "hip".
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