Liripoop
Liripoop Lir"i*poop (l[i^]r"[i^]*p[=oo]p), n. [OF. liripipion, liripion, LL. liripipium. Said to be corrupted from L. cleri ephippium, lit., the clergy's caparison.] 1. A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; -- worn also by doctors, learned men, etc. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem. [Obs.] --Stanihurst. [1913 Webster]

3. A silly person. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A liripoop, vel lerripoop, a silly, empty creature; an old dotard. --Milles. MS. Devon Gloss. [1913 Webster]


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