from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hopping and skipping: used by children: often abbreviated hippety-hop, and in that form used substantively.
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My birthday presents reflected my rapidly-advancing age - a box of licorice, no doubt intended to ease my bowel movements; a David Sedaris audiobook, to aid me with my failing eyesight; and some Art Jazz by Bill Frisell, because I'm not into all that hippety-hoppety stuff they do nowadays.
"Just a little hippety-hoppety," she laughed, dropping down upon the bench.