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[lip-ee] /ˈlɪp i/
adjective, lippier, lippiest.
having large or prominent lips.
Slang. impudent; fresh.
Origin of lippy
First recorded in 1870-75; lip + -y1
Related forms
lippiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Her name was lippy, or some sound which that combination of letters produces.

    The Madman and the Pirate R.M. Ballantyne
  • They fled as one man at the first sight of the maniac and lippy was recovered!

    The Madman and the Pirate R.M. Ballantyne
  • “Yes, it will be pleasant to have lippy running out and in again,” said Zeppa.

    The Madman and the Pirate R.M. Ballantyne
  • He then held the glass to the mistress, and she made it a lippy.

    Ringan Gilhaize John Galt
  • The savage warriors pursued, and several were taken, among them lippy and her mother, who were promptly despatched to the rear.

    The Madman and the Pirate R.M. Ballantyne
  • On reaching the village, Zeppa went straight to his hut with lippy on his shoulder.

    The Madman and the Pirate R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for lippy


adjective (informal) -pier, -piest
insolent or cheeky


(informal) lipstick
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for lippy



  1. Insolent; brash and arrogant: He's smart, but much too lippy (1875+)
  2. Talkative (1893+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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