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lippy

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪpi
 
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informal

Definition of lippy in English:

adjective (lippier, lippiest)

Insolent or impertinent: when I protested he accused me of being lippy
More example sentences
  • She's lippy and rude, and she's obsessed with breaking all my rules.
  • The lippy critic was given a ‘put up or shut up ultimatum’ by four fans who appeared on BBC 1's Football Focus earlier in the season.
  • In a provincial war office, a young woman, Eve, placidly attacks her work (she is a coder), her days enlivened by the gossip of her female colleagues and the joshing of the Big Bad Wolves, a couple of lippy sergeants.

noun

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(also lippie) [mass noun] Lipstick.
Example sentences
  • Either way, this creamy, moisturising lippie provides a boost of caffeine every time you lick your lips.
  • She fiddles with the child safety cap on one, releases it and pops two pills the size of giant mutant rabbit droppings between lips still smudged with red lippie.
  • You don't have the luxury of a shower every day but that doesn't bother me - as long as I've got my lippie.

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