lip·​pen ˈli-pən How to pronounce lippen (audio)
lippened; lippening; lippens

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland : trust, rely

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland : entrust

Word History


Middle English lipnien

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of lippen was in the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Lippen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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