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[lip-uh n]Chiefly Scot.
verb (used with object)
  1. to trust (a person).
  2. to entrust (something) to a person.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to have confidence, faith, or trust.
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Origin of lippen

1125–75; Middle English lipnen, earlier lipnien
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Examples from the Web for lippen

Historical Examples

  • "Your life is charmed, Armande," exclaimed Lippen in admiration.

    Fighting in France

    Ross Kay

  • "They'll come down because they won't be able to help it," said Lippen grimly.

  • Ay, I think I may lippen her to you, since ye have carried her before.

    Allison Bain

    Margaret Murray Robertson

  • Ye can lippen (trust) that to him, for it's his ain business.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • I maun just lippen to yoursel; but ye maunna be very sair on me.