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unzipped1

[uhn-zipt]
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adjective
  1. (especially of a garment) not zipped or zipped up; with the zipper unfastened.
  2. Slang.
    1. crazy; demented.
    2. overwrought; hysterical.

Origin of unzipped1

unzip + -ed2 or un-1 + zipped

unzipped2

[uhn-zipt]
adjective Informal.
  1. uncoded(def 2).

Origin of unzipped2

unzip

[uhn-zip]
verb (used with object), un·zipped, un·zip·ping.
  1. to open the zipper of.
verb (used without object), un·zipped, un·zip·ping.
  1. to become unzipped.

Origin of unzip

First recorded in 1935–40; un-2 + zip2
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Examples from the Web for unzipped

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Historical Examples

  • I unzipped the front of my camouflage suit and pulled out the blueprints.

    The Repairman

    Harry Harrison

  • He did the same for himself, and then unzipped the tent-flap.

    Asteroid of Fear

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • He unzipped his heavy Arctic clothing, removed a heavy container, shaped to conform to his chest, and laid it on the table.

    Check and Checkmate

    Walter Miller

  • He unzipped a bulky brief case he had brought in under his arm and dumped papers onto his desk.

    Day of the Moron

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Roger unzipped the end of the bag, stuck his blond head out, and gave his unit mates a sour look.

    The Revolt on Venus

    Carey Rockwell


British Dictionary definitions for unzipped

unzip

verb -zips, -zipping or -zipped
  1. to unfasten the zip of (a garment) or (of a zip or garment with a zip) to become unfastenedher skirt unzipped as she sat down
  2. (tr) computing to decompress (a file) that had previously been zipped
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for unzipped

unzip

v.

1939, from un- (2) + zip (v.). Related: Unzipped; unzipping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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