lippen

verb

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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lippen. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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