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[zip-erd] /ˈzɪp ərd/
fastened or fitted with a zipper or zippers:
zippered slipcovers.
Origin of zippered
1940-45; zipper + -ed3


[zip-er] /ˈzɪp ər/
Also called slide fastener. a device used for fastening clothing, valises, etc., consisting of two toothed tracks or spiral metal or plastic coils, each bordering one of two edges to be joined, and a piece that either interlocks or separates them when pulled.
a person or thing that zips.
a rubber and fabric boot or overshoe fastened up the leg by a zipper.
a large illuminated display of news bulletins or advertisements that rapidly and continously flash by on an upper part of a building.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
zip2 .
1920-25, Americanism; formerly a trademark; see zip1, -er1
Related forms
zipperless, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for zippered
  • He wore zippered cordovan boots, and they were highly polished.
  • He wore a tie-dyed shirt and a nylon zippered waist pouch.
  • Despite zippered top vents, the single walls sweated with condensation when the morning heated up in a hurry.
  • L-shaped zippered pockets on the outside allow easy access to your laptop and liquids baggie.
  • For exploring forests or ruins, pack mid-calf shorts, preferably with a removable zippered bottom half.
  • Keep pocketbooks zippered shut at all times and avoid drawing attention to large bills.
  • Try a money belt with a zippered compartment or a small cash pouch worn under the shirt.
  • Plastic zippered bags are handy for packing wet swimsuits after that last minute swim before leaving for the airport.
  • The sleeve is made of neoprene material with embroidered patch team logo and dual zippered closure on one end.
  • If you wear cuff links, pack those in a zippered suitcase compartment.
British Dictionary definitions for zippered


provided or fastened with a zip


(US & Canadian) 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 Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) zip
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Word Origin and History for zippered



1925, probably an agent noun from zip (v.1). The trademark taken out on the name that year applied to a boot with zippers, not to the "lightning fastener" itself, which was at first called a zip.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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