12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense
Middle English lipnien
Keep scrolling for more
Time Traveler for lippen
See more words from the same century
Cite this Entry
“Lippen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lippen. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Difficult Spelling Words Quiz
Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!
Anagram puzzles meet word search.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
Top 10 Latin Phrases
Courtesy of writer Emily Ogden
Why does this season have two different names?
From the week ending 9/17/2021
A simple trick to keep them separate
How 'literally' can mean "figuratively"
How to use a word that (literally) drives some pe...
The awkward case of 'his or her'
A tricky quiz about soundalike words
Take the quiz
How many animals can you identify?
SCRABBLE® fans, sharpen your skills!
Play the game