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EtymologyEdit

1925, zip +‎ -er. The trade name was registered in 1925 by B.F. Goodrich for “boots made of rubber and fabric,” claiming use of the name since June 1923. No longer a registered trademark.

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zipper (plural zippers)

  1. (chiefly US, Australia) A zip fastener.
  2. A pressure-sensitive plastic closure.
  3. (biochemistry) leucine zipper

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zipper (third-person singular simple present zippers, present participle zippering, simple past and past participle zippered)

  1. to close a zipper.
    He zippered his sweater against the cold.
  2. to put a zipper on an article.
    These fall jackets are zippered.

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English to zip

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zipper

  1. (computing) to zip
  2. (Quebec) to zip up (close using a zip)

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