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clipping

[klip-ing] /ˈklɪp ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that clips.
2.
a piece clipped off or out, especially an article, advertisement, etc., clipped from a newspaper or magazine.
adjective
4.
serving or tending to clip.
5.
Informal. swift:
a clipping pace.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English. See clip1, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
clippingly, adverb
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  • It is packaged with photos from the expedition, newspaper clippings and other fun props.
British Dictionary definitions for clippings

clipping

/ˈklɪpɪŋ/
noun
1.
something cut out or trimmed off, esp an article from a newspaper; cutting
2.
the distortion of an audio or visual signal in which the tops of peaks with a high amplitude are cut off, caused by, for example, overloading of amplifier circuits
adjective
3.
(prenominal) (informal) fast: a clipping pace
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Word Origin and History for clippings

clipping

n.

early 13c., "clasping, embracing," verbal noun from clip (v.2). As a U.S. football penalty (not in OED), from 1920.

Clipping or Cutting Down from Behind. -- This is to be ruled under unnecessary roughness, and penalized when it is practiced upon "a man obviously out of the play." This "clipping" is a tendency in the game that the committee is watching anxiously and with some fear. ["Colliers," April 10, 1920]

"a cutting," early 14c., verbal noun from clip (v.1). Sense of "a small piece cut off" is from late 15c. Meaning "an article cut from a newspaper" is from 1857.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for clippings

clipping

noun
  1. Illegal blocking from behind (1930s+ Football)
  2. The repairing of a car by joining together two undamaged halves after either the front or rear end has been damaged: Front and rear clips are attached to the remains of vehicles that have been seriously damaged, but clipping is dangerous (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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