tight-lipped

adjective \ -ˈlipt \

Definition of tight-lipped

1 :having the lips closed tight (as in determination)
2 :reluctant to speak :taciturn

First Known Use of tight-lipped

1876


TIGHT-LIPPED Defined for English Language Learners

tight-lipped

adjective

Definition of tight-lipped for English Language Learners

  • : not willing to speak about something

  • : having your lips pressed tightly together because you are thinking hard, angry, etc.



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