- clipped form,
- clipper bow,
- clipper ship,
Origin of clipped
verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.
verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.
Origin of clip1
verb (used with or without object), clipped, clip·ping.
Origin of clip2
Examples from the Web for clipped
Denton, who speaks in the clipped cadence of the Oxford-educated Brit he is, has built quite a castle.The Gospel According to Nick Denton—What Next For The Gawker Founder?|Lloyd Grove|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bergdahl dialed out, leaned into the desk, and spoke to his contacts in code names and a clipped military shorthand.
But the people he clipped were mostly members of his own profession.
The cops had heard that he clipped people at everything, from golf to throwing quarters at a crack in the floor.
But “Studies show…” items can be clipped and pasted by… By people like me.P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks|P. J. O’Rourke|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bryce clipped a cigar and held a lighted match while his father "smoked up."The Valley of the Giants|Peter B. Kyne
Revolt against staleness and clipped wings, against the terrible security of his too solid reputation, smote him.The Freelands|John Galsworthy
Common enough names, too, were clipped or contracted 145 in English fashion.Old New England Traits|Anonymous
A small bronze butterfly secured a square piece of paper with clipped corners to her dress.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
The gardens are quite open to the public and are set forth with clipped hedges, trees, and monumental stone work of no mean order.The Cathedrals of Northern France|Francis Miltoun
verb clips, clipping or clipped (mainly tr)
- to restrict someone's freedom
- to thwart someone's ambition
Word Origin for clip
verb clips, clipping or clipped (tr)
Word Origin for clip
"to cut or sever with a sharp instrument," c.1200, from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse klippa, Swedish klippa, Danish klippe "clip, shear, cut") probably echoic. Related: Clipped; clipping.
Meaning "to pronounce short" is from 1520s. The verb has a long association with shady activities, originally especially in reference to cutting or shaving metal from coins (c.1400), but later extended to swindles from the sense "to shear sheep," hence clip-joint "place that overcharges outrageously" (1933, American English, a term from Prohibition). To clip (someone's) wings figuratively (1590s) is from the method of preventing a captive bird from flying.
"fasten, hold together by pressure," also (mostly archaic) "to embrace," from Old English clyppan "to embrace, clasp; surround; prize, honor, cherish;" related to Old Frisian kleppa "to embrace, love," Old High German klaftra, German klafter "fathom" (on notion of outstretched arms). Also cf. Lithuanian glebys "armful," globiu "to embrace, support." Meaning "to fasten, bind" is early 14c. Meaning "to fasten with clips" is from 1902. Related: Clipped; clipping. Original sense of the verb is preserved in U.S. football clipping penalty.
"something for attaching or holding," mid-14c., probably from clip (v.2). Meaning "receptacle containing several cartridges for a repeating firearm" is from 1901. Meaning "piece of jewelry fastened by a clip" is from 1937. This is also the source of paper clip (1854). Old English had clypp "an embrace."
mid-15c., "shears," from clip (v.1). Meaning "act of clipping" is from 1825, originally of sheep-shearing, later of haircuts. Meaning "rate of speed" is 1867 (cf. clipper). Meaning "an extract from a movie" is from 1958.