lip·​stick ˈlip-ˌstik How to pronounce lipstick (audio)
: a waxy solid usually colored cosmetic in stick form for the lips
also : a stick of such cosmetic with its case
lipsticked adjective

Examples of lipstick in a Sentence

She was wearing bright red lipstick. I put on some lipstick.
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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lipstick was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Lipstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


lip·​stick -ˌstik How to pronounce lipstick (audio)
: a waxy solid colored cosmetic for the lips usually in stick form
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