liar

noun li·ar \ ˈlī(-ə)r \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of liar

: a person who tells lies
  • has a reputation as a liar

Examples of liar in a Sentence

  1. She called him a dirty liar.

  2. she knew he was a liar when he started claiming that he was an astronaut

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Origin and Etymology of liar

Middle English, from Old English lēogere, from lēogan to lie — more at lie

LIAR Defined for English Language Learners

liar

Definition of liar for English Language Learners

  • : a person who tells lies


LIAR Defined for Kids

liar

noun li·ar \ ˈlī-ər \

Definition of liar for Students

: a person who tells lies


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