from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Tight-fitting pants whose waistline rests at hip level.

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  • n. Tight-fitting pants (trousers) with a waistline that rests on the hips


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  • He didn't look like John Lennon anymore. Gone were his faded bell-bottoms, his granny glasses. Now he wore brown hip-huggers. His wide-lapel shirt shimmered under the fluorescent lights.

    —Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002, Middlesex, p. 515

    August 17, 2008