adjective (lippier; -est) Date: circa 1875 given to back talk

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  • lippy — informal ► ADJECTIVE (lippier, lippiest) ▪ impertinent. ► NOUN (also lippie) ▪ lipstick …   English terms dictionary

  • lippy — [lip′ē] adj. lippier, lippiest Slang impudent, brash, or insolent lippiness n …   English World dictionary

  • lippy — I UK [ˈlɪpɪ] / US adjective Word forms lippy : adjective lippy comparative lippier superlative lippiest informal talking to someone in a rude way II UK [ˈlɪpɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms lippy : singular lippy plural lippies… …   English dictionary

  • lippy — [[t]lɪ̱pi[/t]] lippies 1) ADJ GRADED If someone is lippy, they speak to other people in a way that shows no respect. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Bruce Willis plays a lippy cop battling it out with a female partner. 2) N MASS Lippy is short for lipstick.… …   English dictionary

  • lippy — lip|py1 [ˈlıpi] n [U and C] BrE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: LIP 2] ↑lipstick ▪ Wait a minute, I ll just put a bit of lippy on. lippy 2 lippy2 adj BrE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: lipstick] not showing respect in the way that you… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lippy — adj cheeky, insolent. This usage comes from the noun form lip, which was first recorded in 1818. He s a bit too lippy for his own good …   Contemporary slang

  • lippy — rude, impolite, cheeky, sassy    If you get lippy with me, I ll give you extra work to do …   English idioms

  • lippy — lippiness, n. /lip ee/, adj., lippier, lippiest. 1. having large or prominent lips. 2. Slang. impudent; fresh. [1870 75; LIP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lippy — 1. adjective Talking back, in a cheeky manner. 2. noun a) lipstick b) lip gloss …   Wiktionary

  • Lippy — lipstick …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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