tight-lipped

adjective
\ˈtīt-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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tight-lipped was in 1876

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tight-lipped

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tight-lipped

: not willing to speak about something

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

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