verb (used with object), zipped, zip·ping.
verb (used without object), zipped, zip·ping.
Origin of zip2
- Also called: zip fastenera fastening device operating by means of two parallel rows of metal or plastic teeth on either side of a closure that are interlocked by a sliding tabUS and Canadian term: zipper
- (modifier)having or equipped with such a devicea zip bag
verb zips, zipping or zipped
Word Origin for zip
1963, in U.S. postal ZIP code, an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan, no doubt chosen with conscious echo of zip (v.1).
"move rapidly," 1852, of echoic origin. Related: Zipped; zipping. Zip gun "homemade pistol" first recorded 1950.
"zero," 1900, student slang for a grade of zero on a test, etc.; of unknown origin; cf. zilch.
"to close or fasten by means of a zipper," 1932, back-formation from zipper. Related: Zipped; zipping.