la·​bret | \ ˈlā-brət How to pronounce labret (audio) \

Definition of labret

: an ornament worn in a perforation of the lip

Examples of labret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of labret

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labret

Latin labrum

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“Labret.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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