(especially of a garment) not zipped or zipped up; with the zipper unfastened.
  1. crazy; demented.
  2. overwrought; hysterical.


Origin of unzipped

unzip + -ed2 or un-1 + zipped



adjective Informal.

Origin of unzipped




verb (used with object), un·zipped, un·zip·ping.

to open the zipper of.

verb (used without object), un·zipped, un·zip·ping.

to become unzipped.

Origin of unzip

First recorded in 1935–40; un-2 + zip2
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Examples from the Web for unzipped

Contemporary Examples of unzipped

Historical Examples of unzipped

  • I unzipped the front of my camouflage suit and pulled out the blueprints.

    The Repairman

    Harry Harrison

  • He did the same for himself, and then unzipped the tent-flap.

    Asteroid of Fear

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • He unzipped his heavy Arctic clothing, removed a heavy container, shaped to conform to his chest, and laid it on the table.

    Check and Checkmate

    Walter Miller

  • He unzipped a bulky brief case he had brought in under his arm and dumped papers onto his desk.

    Day of the Moron

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Roger unzipped the end of the bag, stuck his blond head out, and gave his unit mates a sour look.

    The Revolt on Venus

    Carey Rockwell

British Dictionary definitions for unzipped


verb -zips, -zipping or -zipped

to unfasten the zip of (a garment) or (of a zip or garment with a zip) to become unfastenedher skirt unzipped as she sat down
(tr) computing to decompress (a file) that had previously been zipped
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Word Origin and History for unzipped



1939, from un- (2) + zip (v.). Related: Unzipped; unzipping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper