liripoop, n. [OF. liripipion, liripion, LL. liripipium. Said to be corrupted from L. cleri ephippium, lit., the clergy's caparison.].
A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; -- worn also by doctors, learned men, etc. [1913 Webster]
Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem. Stanihurst. [1913 Webster]
A silly person. [1913 Webster
"A liripoop, vel lerripoop, a silly, empty creature; an old dotard."