verb (used with object), pa·per-clipped, pa·per-clip·ping.
to fasten together with one or more paper clips: Paper-clip these letters and file them.
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- paper profit,
- paper tape,
- paper tiger,
- paper trail,
- paper wasp,
Origin of paper-clip
First recorded in 1960–65
a flat wire or plastic clip shaped so that it can hold sheets of paper between two of its loops.
a spring clamp for holding papers.
Origin of paper clip
First recorded in 1870–75
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