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clipped form

a word formed by dropping one or more syllables from a longer word or phrase with no change in meaning, as deli from delicatessen or flu from influenza.
Also called clipped word, clipping, shortening. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • So strong is the accent on the y, that the word has been reduced in E. to the clipped form 'vie; see Vie in my Etym.

British Dictionary definitions for clipped form

clipped form

a shortened form of a word, as for example doc for doctor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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