Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pendent part of the old clerical tippet.
  • n. A tippet; a scarf; worn also by doctors, learned men, etc.
  • n. acuteness; smartness
  • n. A smart trick or stratagem.
  • n. A silly person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; -- worn also by doctors, learned men, etc.
  • n. Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem.
  • n. A silly person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as liripipium.
  • n. A degree of learning or knowledge worthy the wearer of a liripoop; acuteness; smartness; a smart trick.
  • n. A silly person: as, “a young lirrypoop,”

Etymologies

Old French liripipion, liripion, Latin liripipium. Said to be corrupted from Latin cleri ephippium, the clergy's caparison. (Wiktionary)

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  • Heere was a wily wench had her liripoop without book, she was not to seeke in her knackes and shifts: such are all women, not one of them but hath a cloak for the raine, and can bleare her husbands eyes as she list.

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    April 14, 2010

  • Also, liripipion, liripion, LL. liripipium. Said to be corrupted from L. cleri ephippium, literally, the clergy's caparison.]

    1. A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; worn also by doctors, learned men, and so on.

    2. Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem.

    3. A silly person.

    4. A silly, empty creature; an old dotard.

    January 19, 2009

  • Compare liripipe.

    October 3, 2008

  • Like clinchpoop, only different?

    October 3, 2008

  • Noun: A silly creature.

    October 3, 2008