clip art


Definition of clip art 

: ready-made usually copyright-free illustrations sold in books, as part of a software package, or through a website from which they may be cut and pasted or inserted as artwork

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Instead, the book — which is filled with photographs of the author, clip art and too-clever chapter titles — reads more like a rock bio than a memoir or a work of serious journalism. Marya Hornbacher, New York Times, "Delving Into the Bipolar Mind," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of clip art

1957, in the meaning defined above

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