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having a red and swollen appearance:
1920s flappers with bee-stung lips.
Origin of bee-stung
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • He was mollified and won by the big, gentle eyes and that bee-stung upper lip.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • As though she had been bee-stung, Mittie May flung up her head.

    Sundry Accounts Irvin S. Cobb
  • As though he had been bee-stung the little man pivoted on his heels.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • She comes out of it with a violent start, as though she had just been bee-stung.

    Cobb's Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for bee-stung


(of the lips) pouting and sensuous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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