follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

clip-on

[klip-on, -awn] /ˈklɪpˌɒn, -ˌɔn/
adjective
1.
designed to be clipped on easily, especially by a self-attached clip:
a clip-on bow tie.
noun
2.
a clip-on device, ornament, or the like.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; adj., noun use of verb phrase clip on
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for clip-on

clip on

verb
1.
(transitive) to attach by means of a clip
2.
(intransitive) to be attached by means of a clip: this clips on here
adjective
3.
designed to be attached by means of a clip: a clip-on bow tie
plural noun
4.
sunglasses designed to be clipped on to a person's spectacles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for clip-on
adj.

1909, from clip (v.2) + on.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for clip-on

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for clip

8
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with clip-on