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clip-on

[klip-on, -awn]
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adjective
  1. designed to be clipped on easily, especially by a self-attached clip: a clip-on bow tie.
noun
  1. a clip-on device, ornament, or the like.

Origin of clip-on

First recorded in 1905–10; adj., noun use of verb phrase clip on
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Word Origin and History for clip-on

adj.

1909, from clip (v.2) + on.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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