adjective, lip·pi·er, lip·pi·est.

having large or prominent lips.
Slang. impudent; fresh.

Origin of lippy

First recorded in 1870–75; lip + -y1
Related formslip·pi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lippy

Historical Examples of lippy

  • Her name was Lippy, or some sound which that combination of letters produces.

  • “Yes, it will be pleasant to have Lippy running out and in again,” said Zeppa.

  • They fled as one man at the first sight of the maniac and Lippy was recovered!

  • He then held the glass to the mistress, and she made it a lippy.

  • The savage warriors pursued, and several were taken, among them Lippy and her mother, who were promptly despatched to the rear.

British Dictionary definitions for lippy



adjective -pier or -piest informal

insolent or cheeky




informal lipstick
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