Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Talking back, in a cheeky manner.
  • n. lipstick
  • n. lip gloss

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of lip (see lip, n., 3); impertinent and voluble in speech; saucy.
  • n. An old Scotch dry measure, the fourth part of a peck: same as forpet.

Etymologies

lip +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Who cares whether the girl was "lippy," or that she may have referred to the officers as "fat pigs."

    Norm Stamper: Police Brutality: Deal With It

  • Now, although Mr. and Mr. Bjornstam are hard-working and prosperous, they are still shunned, partly because of their foreignness and low class but mostly because the agnostic Miles has been "lippy" about the greatest nation in the country and the most perfect of its Main Streets.

    The Romance of Sinclair Lewis

  • A recent profile in Sports Illustrated revealed him to have been a teenage handful, the kind of lippy kid who spoke before he thought and acted like he was the best thing that had ever happened to American "soccer".

    The Guardian World News

  • Who cares whether the girl was "lippy," or that she may have referred to the officers as

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Everyone knows that as prudent people we ordinarily should not get "lippy" with a police officer, but Professor Gates is not guilty of violating that maxim.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • a "lippy" of shortbread and a "brew" of toddy; but open Bibles lay on the table, and the eyes of each were on his neighbours to catch them transgressing, and offer up a prayer for them on the spot.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • a rule, of a "lippy" of short bread and a "brew" of toddy; but open

    Auld Licht Idyls

  • If not, you can just lock up all the “lippy” ones and declare your job well done!

    Border crossings: Peter Watts and Singapore — Fusion Despatches

  • What has been equally interesting to me have been the comments on BoingBoing, including a fair few that imply that Watts had it coming because he was probably “lippy” or “uppity”.

    Border crossings: Peter Watts and Singapore — Fusion Despatches

  • I monitor Liars, and related to the discussion here I can add that Liars recognizes (and so tacitly admits) his pout-lippy promotion delivers the Judas-kiss of political death when he says "recall Adams."

    How not to recall a Portland mayor (Jack Bog's Blog)

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  • Don't get lippy with me!

    August 27, 2010

  • August 27, 2010

  • "2. An old Scotch dry measure, the fourth part of a peck: same as forpet. The lippy was the sixteenth part of the firlot, which was the fourth part of the boll. For the different sizes of those measures, see firlot and boll."

    - Century Dictionary

    August 20, 2010

  • Location-Independent Professional

    August 22, 2009

  • Australian abbreviation for lipstick.

    June 11, 2009