zipless

zip

2 [zip]
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:
1935–40, Americanism; back formation from zipper

zipless, adjective
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zip (zɪp)
 
n
1.  a.  Also called: zip fastener, US and Canadian term: zipper 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
 b.  (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.  slang (US) nothing
5.  slang (US), (Canadian) sport nil
 
vb (often foll by up) , zips, zipping, zipped
6.  to fasten (clothing, a bag, etc) with a zip
7.  (intr) to move with a zip: the bullet zipped past
8.  (intr; often foll by along, through, etc) to hurry; rush: they zipped through town
9.  (tr) computing to compress (a file) in order to reduce the amount of memory required to store it or to make sending it electronically quicker
 
[C19: of imitative origin]

Zip (zɪp)
 
n
(NZ) trademark an electric water heater

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Main Entry:  zipless1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  without a zipper; having no zipper
Main Entry:  zipless2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  of a sexual encounter, brief and passionate
Etymology:  fr the possibility of sex without undoing of zippers
Main Entry:  zipless3
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  without energy
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Word Origin & History

zip
"move rapidly," 1852, of echoic origin. Zippy is first attested 1904. Zip gun "homemade pistol" first recorded 1950.

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

zip
"to close or fasten by means of a zipper," 1932, back-formation from zipper.

zip
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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zip definition


  1. n.
    nothing. : There was no mail today. Nothing. Zip.
  2. n.
    a score or grade of zero. : Well, you got zip on the last test. Sorry about that.
  3. n.
    vigor; spunk. : Put some zip into it. It's too ho-hum.
  4. in.
    to move to a place fast. : I'll zip to the office and get a new form.
  5. n.
    a worthless person; a person who amounts to zero. : Garth is such a zip. No brains in his head at all.
  6. n.
    an ounce of a drug. : How much for a zip of hash.
  7. n.
    cocaine. : He's freezing his nose with zip nearly every night.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
zip
compressed file
ZIP
  1. zone improvement plan

  2. Zone Information Protocol

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