Zipper

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English

Noun

Zipper (plural Zippers)
  1. (chiefly US, Australian) A zip fastener.
  2. A pressure-sensitive plastic closure.

Synonyms

Verb

Zipper (third-person singular simple present Zippers, present participle Zippering, simple past and past participle Zippered)

  1. To close a zipper.
    He zippered his sweater against the cold.
  2. To put a zipper on an article.
    This Fall jackets are zippered.

Thesaurus

articulate, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, bolt, buckle, butt, button, button up, choke, choke off, clap, clasp, cleat, clip, close, close up, constrict, contain, contract, cover, dovetail, fasten, fold, fold up, hasp, hinge, hitch, hook, jam, joint, key, latch, lock, lock out, lock up, miter, mortise, nail, occlude, padlock, peg, pin, plumb, rabbet, rivet, scarf, screw, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, sew, shut, shut the door, shut up, skewer, slam, snap, squeeze shut, staple, stick, stitch, strangle, tack, toggle, wedge, zip up

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪpə(r)

Etymology

1925, to zip + -er. The trade name was registered in 1925 by B.F. Goodrich for “boots made of rubber and fabric,” claiming use of the name since June 1923. No longer a registered trademark.

Translations

Noun


French

Verb

Zipper

  1. (computing) to zip
  2. (Quebec) to zip up (close using a zip)

Etymology

English to zip

Pronunciation

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