[ 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.

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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