lip·​py | \ ˈli-pē How to pronounce lippy (audio) \
lippier; lippiest

Definition of lippy

: given to back talk

Examples of lippy in a Sentence

Don't get lippy with me.
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First Known Use of lippy

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lippy was circa 1875

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“Lippy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lippy

informal : speaking in a rude way that shows a lack of respect

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