Liripoop

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Liripoop A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; -- worn also by doctors, learned men, etc.
    • Liripoop A silly person. "A liripoop , vel lerripoop , a silly, empty creature; an old dotard."
    • Liripoop Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n liripoop Same as liripipium.
    • n liripoop A degree of learning or knowledge worthy the wearer of a liripoop; acuteness; smartness; a smart trick.
    • n liripoop A silly person: as, “a young lirrypoop,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Liripoop lir′i-poop (obs.) a graduate's hood: smartness: a silly person
    • Liripoop Also Liripip′ium
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. liripipion, liripion, LL. liripipium,. Said to be corrupted from L. cleri ephippium, lit., the clergy's caparison