[ lir-ee-pahyp ]
/ ˈlɪr iˌpaɪp /


a hood with a long, hanging peak, worn originally by medieval academics and later adopted for general wear in the 14th and 15th centuries.
a long strip or tail of fabric hanging from a garment or headdress, especially the peak of this hood or a streamer on a chaperon; tippet.

Nearby words

  1. lira da braccio,
  2. lirella,
  3. lirellate,
  4. liriodendron,
  5. liriope,
  6. lis pendens,
  7. lisa,
  8. lisbon,
  9. lisburn,
  10. lise

Origin of liripipe

First recorded in 1540–50, liripipe is from the Medieval Latin word liripipium, of obscure origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for liripipe


liripoop (ˈlɪrɪˌpuːp)

/ (ˈlɪrɪˌpaɪp) /


the tip of a graduate's hood

Word Origin for liripipe

C14: Medieval Latin liripipium, origin obscure

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