Origin of lipped
- a labium.
- the outer or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell.
verb (used with object), lipped, lip·ping.
verb (used without object), lipped, lip·ping.
Origin of lip
Examples from the Web for lipped
Have you seen the primal dew ere the sun has lipped the pearl?The Young Duke|Benjamin Disraeli
He rubbed her ears and patted her, and she lipped his cheek lovingly, breathing more easily.The Black Moth|Georgette Heyer
He lipped a short, unintelligible period, gazing intent and troubled at the throng.Mountain Blood|Joseph Hergesheimer
For wrought iron the cutter should be lipped, and oil or soapy water should be supplied to it during the operation.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
The river, swollen by the flood, lipped close up to their feet, and was threatening to rise still higher.The Giraffe Hunters|Mayne Reid
- either of the two fleshy folds surrounding the mouth, playing an important role in the production of speech sounds, retaining food in the mouth, etcRelated adjective: labial
- (as modifier)lip salve
- to stifle one's feelings
- to be annoyed or irritated
verb lips, lipping or lipped
Word Origin for lip
c.1600, "to kiss," from lip (n.). Meaning "to pronounce with the lips only" is from 1789. Related: Lipped; lipping.
Old English lippa, from Proto-Germanic *lepjon (cf. Old Frisian lippa, Middle Dutch lippe, Dutch lip, Old High German lefs, German Lefze, Swedish läpp, Danish læbe), from PIE *leb- "to lick; lip" (cf. Latin labium).
French lippe is from a Germanic source. Transferred sense of "edge or margin of a cup, etc." is from 1590s. Slang sense "saucy talk" is from 1821, probably from move the lip (1570s) "utter even the slightest word (against someone)." To bite (one's) lip "show vexation" is from early 14c. Stiff upper lip as a sign of courage is from 1833. Lip gloss is attested from 1939; lip balm from 1877. Related: Lips.
In addition to the idioms beginning with lip
- lips are sealed, one's
- lip service
- button up (one's lip)
- keep a stiff upper lip
- lick one's chops (lips)
- pass one's lips