zipper

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noun

zip·​per ˈzi-pər How to pronounce zipper (audio)
: a fastener consisting of two rows of metal or plastic teeth on strips of tape and a sliding piece that closes an opening by drawing the teeth together

zipper

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verb

zippered; zippering; zippers

Examples of zipper in a Sentence

Noun The zipper was stuck and we couldn't open the suitcase. Can you help him with his zipper?
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The bag also has an external zipper for small knick knacks like a subway card or ID. Sanah Faroke, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2024 The pull-on style is free of buttons and zippers, making getting ready so easy. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for zipper 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

from Zipper, a trademark

First Known Use

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zipper was in 1924

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Cite this Entry

“Zipper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zipper. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

zipper

noun
zip·​per
ˈzip-ər
: a fastener consisting of two rows of metal or plastic teeth on strips of tape and a sliding piece that closes an opening by drawing the teeth together
zippered
-ərd
adjective
Etymology

Noun

from Zipper, a former trademark

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