Meaning of labret in English:


Pronunciation /ˈleɪbrɪt/


  • An object such as a small piece of shell, bone, or stone inserted into the lip as an ornament in some cultures.

    ‘Internally threaded labrets are sold in 3 pieces: ball, post and removable pad.’
    • ‘While researching my MA thesis, I came across one burial whose mandible showed evidence of having worn two labrets during his lifetime.’


Mid 19th century diminutive of labrum.