2. suspicion, soupcon, trace, tinge; touch, speck, sprinkling, dash; flavor, taste, sniff, scent.
-v. 3. intimate, suggest, Inf. give to understand, imply, insinuate, Inf. put a bug or flea in one's ear; clue, Inf. tip off, cue, prompt; jog one's memory, signal, Inf give a high sign, wink; breathe, whisper; connote, allude, advert, refer, signify, indicate. hip1, n. haunch, loin, pelvis, innominate bones, lumbar region; rump, posterior, (of a horse) crupper, croup, buttocks, SI. butt, breech, hindquarters, SI. behind, SI. arse, SI. ass, bottom. hip2, adj. Slang, informed, knowledgeable, SI. savvy, knowing, SI. up on, SI. tuned in; smart, sharp, clever, bright, intelligent, brainy, Inf having lots of gray matter, having a good head on one's shoulders; discerning, perspicacious, perceptive; astute, shrewd, sagacious, canny; aware, wjde-awake, alert, on the qui vive, SI. wise to, SI. in on; worldly-wise, experienced, educated, having savoir-faire; sophisticated, worldly, cosmopolitan, Inf. knowing one's way around, SI. cool, SI. in, SI. with it. hire, v. 1. engage, employ, retain, secure the services of, contract with; enlist, appoint, sign on, take on, Inf. take on board.
2. lease, sublease, let, sublet; rent, rent out, hack, charter, get, secure; (usu. of oneself) hire out, ship out, loan.
3. bribe, suborn, oil, graft, buy off, SI. pay off, cross or grease [s.o.'s] palm; rig, Inf. fix, SI. square. -n. 4. compensation, pay, salary, wage, Brit. SI. get, emolument, remuneration, earnings; payment, Hist, scot, fee, stipend, honararium; recompense, requital, reward, deserts.
5. cost, charge, price; quotation, estimate, amount, figure; rent, rental, dockage; fare, toll; freight, freightage, haulage, cartage, porterage, ferriage. hireling, n. employee, hired hand, servant, factotum, wage slave, slave, menial, minion, hack; tool, instrument, victim, puppet; henchman, flunky, toady; mercenary, hired soldier, adventurer. See also help (defs. 14, 15). hirsute, adj. hairy, shaggy, crinite, comose; fuzzy, linty, fleecy, furry; bearded, whiskered, unshaven. See hairy. hiss, n. 1. hissing, sibilation, sibilance, buzz, fizzle, whiz, whistle, wheeze, whisper.
2. derision, mockery, outcry, clamor, hue and cry; catcall, jeer, hoot, SI. razz, SI. raspberry, SI. Bronx cheer; mock, taunt, scoff, fleer, sneer, flout, twit, fling, gibe, Inf. zip.
-v. 3. sibilate, rasp, whiz, wheeze, whistle, whiffle; fizz, fizzle, sizzle; disdain, cry down, express disa-proval, laugh to scorn, hiss off the stage or platform; catcall, boo, hoot, fleer, scoff, snort, point the finger of scorn at, point at, SI. razz, SI. give the raspberry or Bronx cheer; flout, ridicule, jeer, gibe, twit, taunt, mock, revile, cock a snook at. historian, n. antiquarian, antiquary, paleologist, historiographer, expert, authority; chronicler, annalist, archivist, researcher; compiler, reporter, recorder, scribe, chronographer; writer, storyteller, narrator; biographer, memorialist. historic, adj. 1. well-known, well-rememberedr unforgettable, famous, famed, notable, noted, noteworthy, known far and wide; renowned, celebrated, eminent, illustrious, distinguished, solemn, marked, impressive, great, prominent, important; crucial, critical, significant, momentous, eventful, salient, consequential; remarkable, extraordinary, rare, special, unusual, uncommon, signal, red-letter, particular; outstanding, conspicuous, noticeable, striking, stirring, vivid.
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