- an ornament worn in a pierced hole in the lip.
Origin of labret
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Historical Examples of labret
The worst adjectives he applied to the labret were "singular" and "curious."
Cook reported that both sexes wore the labret; but this was doubtless an error.
One old woman still retained the labret, but it was only a shadow of the former labrets in size.
The Haidahs formerly wore the nose- and ear-rings, or other ornaments, and the labret in the lower lip.
The labret in the lower lip, or ladle, as he termed it, wore unbearably upon his fine nerves.
- a piece of bone, shell, etc; inserted into the lip as an ornament by certain peoples