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bee-stung

adjective

  1. having a red and swollen appearance:

    1920s flappers with bee-stung lips.



bee-stung

adjective

  1. (of the lips) pouting and sensuous


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bee-stung1

First recorded in 1930–35
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Example Sentences

“There was criticism like, ‘Hilary’s terribly bee stung lips got in the way of me seeing the character,” she says.

One day a boy was chasing a butterfly, cap in hand, and just as he had caught it, a bee stung him.

As though he had been bee-stung the little man pivoted on his heels.

One day in biting into a peach a bee stung me on the tongue, and I had to suffer fiendish pains.

But another bee stung him in the neck, and he lost the thread of his discourse and stopped short in the midst of it.

He was mollified and won by the big, gentle eyes and that bee-stung upper lip.

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