lipstick

[lip-stik]

noun

a crayonlike oil-based cosmetic used in coloring the lips, usually in a tubular container.

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Origin of lipstick

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; lip + stick1

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British Dictionary definitions for lipstick

lipstick

noun

a cosmetic for colouring the lips, usually in the form of a stick
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Word Origin and History for lipstick

lipstick

n.

1880, from lip (n.) + stick (n.).

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