Liripoop - definition of Liripoop by The Free Dictionary
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|n.||1.||A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; - worn also by doctors, learned men, etc.|
|2.||Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem.|
|3.||A silly person.|
A liripoop, vel lerripoop, a silly, empty creature; an old dotard.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in periodicals archive
When was the last time you thought about a liripoop
(the tail of an academic hood)?
Take, for example, a liripoop
, which once adorned a graduate's hood.
(I've just looked it up, and the liripoop
is actually a bit that dangles from the hood, but I love those wacky old words and have waited years for an excuse to use that one.)
Why would you find a large number of liripoops
at a graduation ceremony?