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Idioms about lip

Origin of lip

First recorded before 1000; Middle English lip(pe),Old English lippa; cognate with Dutch lip, German Lippe; akin to Norwegian lepe, Latin labium

OTHER WORDS FROM lip

lip·less, adjectivelip·like, adjectiveout·lip, verb (used with object), out·lipped, out·lip·ping.un·der·lip, noun

Other definitions for lip (2 of 2)

lip-

variant of lipo-1 before a vowel: lipectomy, libase, lipemia.
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British Dictionary definitions for lip (1 of 2)

lip
/ (lɪp) /

noun
verb lips, lipping or lipped
See also lip out

Derived forms of lip

lipless, adjectiveliplike, adjective

Word Origin for lip

Old English lippa; related to Old High German leffur, Norwegian lepe, Latin labium

British Dictionary definitions for lip (2 of 2)

lip-

combining form
a variant of lipo-
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Medical definitions for lip (1 of 2)

lip
[ lĭp ]

n.
Either of two fleshy folds that surround the opening of the mouth.
A liplike structure bounding or encircling a bodily cavity or groove.

Medical definitions for lip (2 of 2)

lip-

pref.
Variant oflipo-
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lip

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