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[zip] /zɪp/
verb (used with object), zipped, zipping.
1.
to fasten or unfasten with a zipper:
Zip your jacket. Zip open the traveling case.
2.
to enclose or free by doing up or undoing a zipper:
Zip this money into your wallet. Zip me out of my dress.
verb (used without object), zipped, zipping.
3.
to become fastened or unfastened by means of a zipper:
a handy purse that zips shut.
4.
to do up or undo a zipper.
noun
5.
a zipper.
adjective
6.
utilizing or having a zipper:
a coat with a zip front.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; back formation from zipper
Related forms
zipless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zipless

zip

/zɪp/
noun
1.
  1. Also called zip fastener. a fastening device operating by means of two parallel rows of metal or plastic teeth on either side of a closure that are interlocked by a sliding tab US and Canadian term zipper
  2. (modifier) having or equipped with such a device a zip bag
2.
a short sharp whizzing sound, as of a passing bullet
3.
(informal) energy; vigour; vitality
4.
(US, slang) nothing
5.
(sport, US & Canadian, slang) nil
verb zips, zipping, zipped
6.
(transitive) often foll by up. to fasten (clothing, a bag, etc) with a zip
7.
(intransitive) to move with a zip the bullet zipped past
8.
(intransitive; often foll by along, through, etc) to hurry; rush they zipped through town
9.
(transitive) (computing) to compress (a file) in order to reduce the amount of memory required to store it or to make sending it electronically quicker
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin

Zip

/zɪp/
noun
1.
trademark (NZ) an electric water heater
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Contemporary definitions for zipless
adjective

without a zipper; having no zipper

adjective

of a sexual encounter, brief and passionate

Word Origin

fr the possibility of sex without undoing of zippers

adjective

without energy

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Word Origin and History for zipless

zip

v.

"move rapidly," 1852, of echoic origin. Related: Zipped; zipping. Zip gun "homemade pistol" first recorded 1950.

"to close or fasten by means of a zipper," 1932, back-formation from zipper. Related: Zipped; zipping.

n.

"zero," 1900, student slang for a grade of zero on a test, etc.; of unknown origin; cf. zilch.

adj.

1963, in U.S. postal ZIP code, an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan, no doubt chosen with conscious echo of zip (v.1).

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Slang definitions & phrases for zipless

zipless

adjective

Denoting a sexual encounter that is brief and passionate

[1973+; coined by Erica Jong, ''because when you came together, zippers fell away like petals'']


zip 1

noun
  1. A mark or grade of zero
  2. Zero; nothing; a score of zero; zilch: People aren't exactly beating down the doors to buy California port. ''The market is zip, zero, and not too much''/ dipped into your moneybag and found zippo
Related Terms

not give a damn, not know beans

[1900+ Students; like zilch, probably coined from a familiar word beginning with z]


zip 2

noun

Energy; vitality; vim; pizzazz, zing: There is a zip and a zing here/ bounced back with the real zippo

[1900+; echoic of the sound of something swishing rapidly through the air, giving an impression of force, and also of the tearing of cloth; such a use is attested fr 1875]


zip 3

noun

A Vietnamese; dink

[Vietnam War; said to be fr zero intelligence]


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Related Abbreviations for zipless

zip

compressed file

ZIP

  1. zone improvement plan
  2. Zone Information Protocol
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