[ lipt ]
/ lɪpt /


having lips or a lip.
Botany. labiate.

Nearby words

  1. lipotropic,
  2. lipotropin,
  3. lipovaccine,
  4. lipoxygenase,
  5. lippe,
  6. lippen,
  7. lipper,
  8. lippershey,
  9. lippi,
  10. lippick

Origin of lipped

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at lip, -ed3

Origin of lip

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

Related formslip·less, adjectivelip·like, adjectiveout·lip, verb (used with object), out·lipped, out·lip·ping.un·der·lip, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lipped


/ (lɪp) /


verb lips, lipping or lipped

See also lip out

Derived Formslipless, adjectiveliplike, adjective

Word Origin for lip

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

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Word Origin and History for lipped
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Medicine definitions for lipped


[ lĭp ]


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

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Idioms and Phrases with lipped


In addition to the idioms beginning with lip

  • lips are sealed, one's
  • lip service

also see:

  • button up (one's lip)
  • keep a stiff upper lip
  • lick one's chops (lips)
  • pass one's lips
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