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Meaning: disrespectful in the way one speaks

For example:

  • My sister used to get a bit lippy with our parents when she was a teenager.

  • Bill says he gets tired of dealing with lippy students who try to upset him with their cheeky comments.

Quick Quiz:

Lizzie is a good student, but she can be lippy at times. She
  1. wears too much lipstick
  2. doesn't always show respect
  3. likes to flirt with boys

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