proprietary name of a brand of cigarette lighter, patented 1934 by Zippo Manufacturing Co., Bradford, Pa.
Rubini and zippo are both certain that this woman is acting in perfect good faith.
The fellow must have seen some of us, because he was just starting to run when, zippo, that detective had him by the collar again.
zippo had rallied the men, who, gathering together, endeavoured to fight their way through their assailants.
As Frank was strolling up the street he met the two friends, for zippo was a cousin of the captain.
[1900+ Students; like zilch, probably coined from a familiar word beginning with z]
To set something on fire; ignite something
[1970s+ Army; fr Zippo, trademark of a cigarette lighter, probably fr the sound made as one turns the sparking wheel, and the speed with which the lighter ignites]