lip·​py ˈli-pē How to pronounce lippy (audio)
lippier; lippiest
: given to back talk

Examples of lippy in a Sentence

Don't get lippy with me.
Recent Examples on the Web Yura picked up his bag, walked out into the vestibule, the lippy man now gone, and took his place next to three women of various ages: an old woman, a full-figured middle-aged woman, and a young girl. Vladimir Sorokin, The New Yorker, 27 Sep. 2021 Epp cross-pollinates these tragedies with those of a lippy 11-year-old girl, abandoned and stranded on her roof during the Nebraska floods of 2019. Dominic P. Papatola, Twin Cities, 6 Dec. 2019 Giles was challenged daily in practice last fall by LSU's confident, lippy secondary, led by cornerbacks Donte Jackson and Greedy Williams and safety Kevin Toliver II. Christopher Dabe,, 14 Mar. 2018 That was also accompanied by lippy attitude from the cabbie when challenged. Pat Lenhoff,, 16 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lippy was circa 1875

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“Lippy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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