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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lisp \Lisp\ (l[i^]sp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lisped (l[i^]spt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lisping.] [OE. lispen, lipsen, AS. wlisp stammering, lisping; akin to D. & OHG. lispen to lisp, G. lispeln, Sw. l[aum]spa, Dan. lespe.] 1. To pronounce the sibilant letter s imperfectly; to give s and z the sound of th; -- a defect common among children. [1913 Webster] 2. To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk. [1913 Webster] As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To speak hesitatingly with a low voice, as if afraid. [1913 Webster] Lest when my lisping, guilty tongue should halt. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]