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clip-on

[ klip-on, -awn ]
/ ˈklɪpˌɒn, -ˌɔn /

adjective

designed to be clipped on easily, especially by a self-attached clip: a clip-on bow tie.

noun

a clip-on device, ornament, or the like.

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Nearby words

clip joint, clip on, clip someone's wings, clip-clop, clip-fed, clip-on, clip-out, clipboard, clipped, clipped form, clipper

Origin of clip-on

First recorded in 1905–10; adj., noun use of verb phrase clip on
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British Dictionary definitions for clip on

clip on


verb

(tr) to attach by means of a clip
(intr) to be attached by means of a clipthis clips on here

adjective clip-on

designed to be attached by means of a clipa clip-on bow tie

pl n clip-ons

sunglasses designed to be clipped on to a person's spectacles
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 clip on

clip-on


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper