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zippo 1

Syllabification: zip·po
Pronunciation: /ˈzipō/

pronoun

Another term for zip.

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Zippo 2 Syllabification: Zip·po
Pronunciation: /ˈzipō/

noun (plural Zippos)

trademark
A type of cigarette lighter with a hinged lid, using lighter fluid as fuel.
Example sentences
  • The only lighter products available are components for re-usable lighters, like a Zippo.
  • On top of the pile was a Zippo and a bottle of lighter fluid.
  • He produced a Zippo and flicked it open, lighting Williams' cigarette.

Origin

1930s: of unknown origin.

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