Origin of zip

2
1935–40, Americanism; back formation from zipper

OTHER WORDS FROM zip

zip·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zipless (1 of 2)

Zip
/ (zɪp) /

noun

trademark NZ an electric water heater

British Dictionary definitions for zipless (2 of 2)

zip
/ (zɪp) /

noun

verb zips, zipping or zipped

Word Origin for zip

C19: of imitative origin
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