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[lip-stik] /ˈlɪpˌstɪk/
a crayonlike oil-based cosmetic used in coloring the lips, usually in a tubular container.
Origin of lipstick
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80; lip + stick1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The young bucks shake a heel and the girls put on their lipstick.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • She will spend her last dollar for a permanent and lipstick.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • "While my lipstick, properly used, is also becoming," she went on.

  • She had let down her hair, tied it with a ribbon, and she'd put on a gay smear of lipstick.

    Sugar Plum

    Reginald Bretnor
  • She needed no rouge or lipstick in any case to lend it color.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass Thomas K. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for lipstick


a cosmetic for colouring the lips, usually in the form of a stick
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for lipstick

1880, from lip (n.) + stick (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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