Definition of lippy in English:



  • Insolent or impertinent.

    ‘when I protested he accused me of being lippy’
    • ‘Besides if people get lippy you can always mention that it is a ‘radical adaptation’.’
    • ‘Pete was a lippy Scouser taken on when we were desperate and/or temporarily insane.’
    • ‘Bolton is a town with a great history and a lot going for it, but we need to be known for more than the Industrial Revolution and a few lippy television presenters.’
    • ‘If you fancy a duel of words with a lippy French barman while he mixes you something long and cool, then this is the place to unsheathe your rapier wit.’
    • ‘Yet there is another Rooney, who is lippy and arrogant, and who can't seem to keep a lid on his temper.’
    • ‘The lippy critic, who constantly tips Wanderers to be relegated from the Premiership, accepted the charity challenge to shave off his trademark moustache if Sam Allardyce's team survive the drop.’
    • ‘When Francesca's dad advises her that the only way to deal with a lippy classmate is to ‘give her a slap’, the obedient daughter obliges.’
    • ‘They're getting really lippy these days, aren't they?’
    • ‘They have gone from being lippy underdogs to tubby overlords in less than a decade and are now part of the establishment to which they once posed a potent challenge.’
    • ‘Her coquettish verve and her lippy song material will make the gals share a laugh and leave the ducktail set absolutely spellbound.’
    • ‘Those not directly engaged by his tricks and nudges and lippy asides can enjoy a master of the midfield mind games, a proven winner in the wind-up wars.’
    • ‘In a provincial war office, a young woman, Eve, placidly attacks her work (she is a coder), her days enlivened by the gossip of her female colleagues and the joshing of the Big Bad Wolves, a couple of lippy sergeants.’
    • ‘Let's take her words as proof that there's a creative itch hidden somewhere, anxious to pester her back into the lippy limelight in which she glowed in the first place.’
    • ‘As well, since I noticed in Grade 5 that almost every lippy woman in literature is eventually clotheslined by fate, I wasn't too surprised when the wife in this play was struck by terminal cancer.’
    • ‘It's not happening for the lippy Welshman at all tonight.’
    • ‘She's lippy and rude, and she's obsessed with breaking all my rules.’
    • ‘After the caning they took in the first two Tests, England were badly in need of a lippy bowler with plenty of menace and Kirby would have fitted the bill.’
    • ‘Culkin grounds the movie in Igby, a lippy punk with a mean streak who you can't help but like because, well, he tells it like it is.’
    • ‘The lippy critic was given a ‘put up or shut up ultimatum’ by four fans who appeared on BBC 1's Football Focus earlier in the season.’
    • ‘They'd rather get second-hand info about the finances than have to talk to the lippy accountant.’
    rude, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, unmannerly, discourteous, uncivil, disrespectful, inconsiderate, boorish, churlish, ill-bred, ungentlemanly, unladylike, ungracious, ungallant
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  • mass noun Lipstick.

    ‘she applied some red lippy’
    • ‘When it comes to makeover shows, it used to be a new frock or a lighter shade of lippy would suffice.’
    • ‘She fiddles with the child safety cap on one, releases it and pops two pills the size of giant mutant rabbit droppings between lips still smudged with red lippie.’
    • ‘But it took more than a bit of lippy to get the old girl back into tip-top shape.’
    • ‘Either way, this creamy, moisturising lippie provides a boost of caffeine every time you lick your lips.’
    • ‘You can't be bothered to jostle for a shard of mirror space in which to reapply your lippy, and even if you decide to fight your way through to the chalk-face you find the lighting is so dim that you end up glossing your chin.’
    • ‘He looks like a drag queen between performances - like he's got a wig and lippy to put back on.’
    • ‘She also raced in blouses with bows on the sleeves and she always had a powder compact and her lippy at the ready.’
    • ‘She confesses to applying a little lippie, mascara and some blusher in winter.’
    • ‘It would have done the job for Matt, leaving Harriet to handle the passports and lippy - in a hide-away pouch.’
    • ‘This lippie is also packed with menthol, passion flower and jojoba oil, leaving my kisser luxuriously moist and poutworthy.’
    • ‘You don't have the luxury of a shower every day but that doesn't bother me - as long as I've got my lippie.’
    • ‘In the toilet I find 34-year-old nurse Mandy putting on her lippy.’
    • ‘Forget the girl wearing PVC with a whip and red lippy.’
    • ‘The successful applicant needs to be quick on his/her feet in order to reapply mascara and lippy during breaks in play, and not too hung up on the fact that real blokes don't wear makeup.’
    • ‘You may even find, as I have, that one of these five is a stubby little bit of lippy that dates back to the thirteenth-century, or at any rate, back to your mid-twenties.’
    • ‘With so much to talk about and yet so much to avoid, it seems prudent to pack lippy as a peace offering.’
    • ‘A girl also needs peace to reapply her lippy, regroup and prepare for the next merciless assault on some feckless tippler.’
    • ‘One in three women are Mismatched Mandys who, while they might search high and low for matching handbags, shoes and lippy, pay less care and attention to what they wear closest to their hearts (and other parts of their anatomy).’
    • ‘But be prepared to reapply your lippy every five seconds - these glosses taste seriously good.’
    • ‘She played a woman physically allergic to shirts with sleeves, but terminally addicted to acid shades of lippie that clashed dreadfully with her chosen hair dye.’