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Zippo

proprietary name of a brand of cigarette lighter, patented 1934 by Zippo Manufacturing Co., Bradford, Pa.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • In every movie, one or two characters have a zippo lighter mr.
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zinger

noun
  1. A quip, esp one that is somewhat cruel and aggressive; a funny crack or punch line: Watt's offthe-cuff zingers have been a frequent source of pain for the Reagan Administration/ The plump little actor is polished and funny; his zingers stay zung
  2. A quick and sharp response; a sturdy retort: get right in there with Williams, stand eyeball to eyeball, and plant the zinger on him, bang, or else you would be dismissed (1950+)

zingy

adjective

Full of energy and vigor; peppy, zippy: written by no less than the zingy Nora Ephron/ Zingy Zeroes, Wall Street's hot bonds (1948+)


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'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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