lippen [lip-uh n]Chiefly Scot. ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object)

  1. to trust (a person).
  2. to entrust (something) to a person.

verb (used without object)

  1. to have confidence, faith, or trust.

Origin of lippen 1125–75; Middle English lipnen, earlier lipnien Examples from the Web for lippen Historical Examples of lippen

  • “Your life is charmed, Armande,” exclaimed Lippen in admiration.

    Fighting in France

    Ross Kay

  • “They’ll come down because they won’t be able to help it,” said Lippen grimly.

    Fighting in France

    Ross Kay

  • Ay, I think I may lippen her to you, since ye have carried her before.

    Allison Bain

    Margaret Murray Robertson

  • Ye can lippen (trust) that to him, for it’s his ain business.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • I maun just lippen to yoursel; but ye maunna be very sair on me.

    The Brownie of Bodsbeck, and Other Tales (Vol. 1 of 2)

    James Hogg

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