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[lip-stik] /ˈlɪpˌstɪk/
a crayonlike oil-based cosmetic used in coloring the lips, usually in a tubular container.
Origin of lipstick
1875-80, Americanism; lip + stick1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for lipstick
  • From earrings and necklaces to lipstick and tattoos, humans across cultures decorate themselves.
  • She wore bright lipstick, her nails were painted red, and her hair was cut in an unusual bob.
  • Atop one of the speakers a lipstick and a compact mirror.
  • Her shoulder-length brown hair had been brushed, her red lipstick neatly applied.
  • Get everything right and sales rise all round, from the magazine to the lipstick and the nail-varnish.
  • Of course, if the lipstick is new, you'll have to wait until it's used a few times to get a good reading.
  • She wore berry-pink lipstick outlined with a brick-colored lip liner, and her frosted blond hair in a simple chin-length bob.
  • Sometimes she would take out her compact and apply lipstick when someone was boring her.
  • She took out my lipstick everything out of my makeup.
  • Avoiding the sun and/or using lip balm with sunscreen or using colored lipstick may decrease the risk of lip cancer.
British Dictionary definitions for lipstick


a cosmetic for colouring the lips, usually in the form of a stick
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Word Origin and History for lipstick

1880, from lip (n.) + stick (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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