What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

clipped form

a word formed by dropping one or more syllables from a longer word or phrase with no change in meaning, as deli from delicatessen or flu from influenza.
Also called clipped word, clipping, shortening. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for clipped form
  • The cones should be clipped form the stem and placed into a bucket to rub the seeds off the cone to be used for propagation.
British Dictionary definitions for clipped form

clipped form

a shortened form of a word, as for example doc for doctor
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 of the Day

Difficulty index for clipped form

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for clipped

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for clipped form