from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small stick of waxy lip coloring enclosed in a cylindrical case.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. makeup for the lips.
  • n. A stick of this make-up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. form by tracing with lipstick
  • n. makeup that is used to color the lips
  • v. apply lipstick to


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  • "Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin's new 'change' mantra.

    'You can put lipstick on a pig,' he said as the crowd cheered. 'It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink. We've had enough of the same old thing.'"

    - Amie Parnes, 'Obama: Lipstick on a Pig',, 9 Sep 2008.

    September 11, 2008