tight-lipped

[tahyt-lipt]

adjective

speaking very little; taciturn; close-mouthed.
having the lips drawn tight.

Nearby words

  1. tight spot,
  2. tight squeeze,
  3. tight-assed,
  4. tight-fisted,
  5. tight-knit,
  6. tight-money policy,
  7. tight-mouthed,
  8. tightass,
  9. tighten,
  10. tighten one's belt

Origin of tight-lipped

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for tight-lipped

tight-lipped

adjective

reticent, secretive, or taciturn
with the lips pressed tightly together, as through anger
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