Definition of harelip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈheəlɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈherlɪp//
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an old-fashioned and now offensive word for cleft lip Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from a perceived resemblance to the mouth of a hare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: harelip