labret

noun
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, refinery29.com, "Cardi B Says Her New Piercings Are Her Favourite Part Of Her Elle Cover," 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, "This New York Model Is Already Delivering Halloween’s Craziest Costume," 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, "Land transfer brings closure to Lummi tribe 20 years after ancestors’ remains disturbed," 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labret. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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