tight–lipped

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adjective \-ˈlipt\

Definition of tight–lipped

  1. 1 :  having the lips closed tight (as in determination)

  2. 2 :  reluctant to speak :  taciturn

1876

First Known Use of tight–lipped

1876


TIGHT–LIPPED Defined for English Language Learners

tight–lipped

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adjective \-ˈlipt\

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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