[ klip-on, -awn ]
/ ˈklɪpˌɒn, -ˌɔn /


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


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

Nearby words

  1. clip joint,
  2. clip on,
  3. clip someone's wings,
  4. clip-clop,
  5. clip-fed,
  6. clip-out,
  7. clipboard,
  8. clipped,
  9. clipped form,
  10. clipper

Origin of clip-on

First recorded in 1905–10; adj., noun use of verb phrase clip on Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for clip-on

Word Origin and History for clip-on



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper