verb (used with or without object)
- lisle thread,
- lissajous figure,
Origin of lisp
Origin of LISP
Examples from the Web for lisp
His arms are covered in tattoos, and he speaks with a bit of a lisp—a remnant, he says, of his California upbringing.Hunter Moore, Creator of ‘Revenge Porn’ Website Is Anyone Up?, Is the Internet’s Public Enemy No. 1|Marlow Stern|March 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Toddlerspeak: the lisp that launched a thousand Facebook updates.
Another thing I noticed was a boyish kind of lisp, which somehow, I could not say why, gave to the man an added charm.Theodore Watts-Dunton|James Douglas
Somehow the curt appellation acquired grace and softness from her Spanish lisp.The Mystery of The Barranca|Herman Whitaker
"Yeth," said Millefleurs, drawing out his lisp into a sort of sigh.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 3(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
But thou mayest save thy fine speeches, and lisp them to thy lady-love, for they win not upon me.The Last of the Vikings|John Bowling
There are lots of nice people in this little old town, people who lisp our language fluently.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
Word Origin for lisp
Word Origin for LISP
late Old English awlyspian "to lisp," from wlisp (adj.) "lisping," probably of imitative origin (cf. Middle Dutch, Old High German lispen, Danish læspe, Swedish läspa). Related: Lisped; lisping.
1620s, from lisp (v.).