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Liptease (1)

compounding Noun
It is the act of putting on lipstick in a suggestive manner. It is analogous to the sense of striptease which is the act of removing clothes in a provocative manner in front of an audience. Similarly, a woman lipteases a prospective mate by applying excessive lipstick to make her lips look large and appealing.
 
“Dude I was so embarrassed when this guy though I was giving him a liptease!”
Etymology : Lip + tease. Lip comes from Proto Germanic Lepjon meaning edge of a cup. It now refers to the protruding edges above and beneath the mouth. Tease comes from Old English taesan which means to pull apart. Now it refers to the act of joking with someone.
Source : Conversation with friend. 2010.
Last modified: 9 December 2010


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