His arms are covered in tattoos, and he speaks with a bit of a lisp—a remnant, he says, of his California upbringing.
Toddlerspeak: the lisp that launched a thousand Facebook updates.
If the said servant can clear-starch, lisp, and tread softly, she shall have suitable encouragement in her wages.
"There ith, too," she chuckled, her lisp getting the better of her.
In fact, to people who lisp and pronounce their esses as though they were teeaitches, it's quite the same.
Like Josephine's lisp, it is a defect that serves for a distinction.
She very early ceased to lisp, and already in her fourth year she spoke with perfect distinctness.
Fortunately there are no brilliant sayings to record; he did not lisp in periods.
No, for Clarice was beginning to lisp the language of Canaan, and “they that kept the fair were men of this world.”
We boys were to club and pay for the rockets, and no one else was to know a lisp of the plan.
late Old English awlyspian "to lisp," from wlisp (adj.) "lisping," probably of imitative origin (cf. Middle Dutch, Old High German lispen, Danish læspe, Swedish läspa). Related: Lisped; lisping.
1620s, from lisp (v.).
A speech defect or mannerism characterized by mispronunciation of the sounds (s) and (z) as (th) and (th). v. lisped, lisp·ing, lisps
To speak with a lisp.