la·​bret ˈlā-brət How to pronounce labret (audio)
: an ornament worn in a perforation of the lip

Examples of labret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Knecht recognized it as a labret, a traditional face piercing. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Sep. 2023 On Thursday, March 2, Halsey appeared to have at least seven new facial piercings upon arriving at Givenchy: a bridge piercing, two surface teardrop piercings, a Medusa piercing in her philtrum, and three labret piercings under her lower lip. Marci Robin, Allure, 3 Mar. 2023 Back in June, celebrity piercer Brian Keith Thompson paid a house visit to the rapper to re-pierce her labret and add two new dermal pieces to her chest. Aimee Simeon,, 12 Aug. 2020 The 26-year-old blonde model with a labret piercing is one of the most versatile (and hotly in-demand) faces in the industry today. Vogue, 31 Oct. 2019 Spindle whorls documented a high culture including weaving arts, fine carving and body ornamentation, including labrets. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, 30 June 2017

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Word History


Latin labrum

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of labret was in 1831

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“Labret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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