lipper

1 of 5

intransitive verb

lip·​per
ˈlipər
-ed/-ing/-s
Scottish
1
: ripple
2
of a boat : to become sunk to the gunwale
used with with

lipper

2 of 5

noun (1)

lip·​per
-pə(r)
plural -s
1
: a slight roughness or ruffling of the sea
2
: a light spray from small waves

lipper

3 of 5

noun (2)

"
plural -s
1
: an implement for making a lip on a glass vessel
2
: one that shapes the lip of a glass or earthen vessel

lipper

4 of 5

noun (3)

"
plural -s
: a thin piece of blubber used to wipe the decks of a whaler

lipper

5 of 5

transitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
: to wipe with a lipper
used with up or off
lipper up the decks

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

probably of imitative origin

Noun (2)

lip entry 2 + -er

Noun (3)

origin unknown

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“Lipper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipper. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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