clipping

noun clip·ping \ ˈkli-piŋ \
Updated on: 17 Feb 2018

Definition of clipping

: something that is clipped off or out of something else
  • grass clippings
; especially : an item clipped from a publication

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First Known Use of clipping

15th century



CLIPPING Defined for English Language Learners

clipping

noun

Definition of clipping for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as an article or a picture) that has been cut out of a newspaper or magazine

  • : a small piece that has been cut off of something


CLIPPING Defined for Kids

clipping

noun clip·ping \ ˈkli-piŋ \

Definition of clipping for Students

: something cut out or off
  • grass clippings
  • a magazine clipping


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