Definition of labret in English:


Line breaks: la¦bret
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪbrɪt


An object such as a small piece of shell, bone, or stone inserted into the lip as an ornament in some cultures.
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  • Internally threaded labrets are sold in 3 pieces: ball, post and removable pad.
  • While researching my MA thesis, I came across one burial whose mandible showed evidence of having worn two labrets during his lifetime.


mid 19th century: diminutive of labrum.

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