Definition of Tippex in English:

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Tippex

Pronunciation: /ˈtɪpɛks/
(also Tipp-Ex) British

noun

[mass noun] trademark
A type of correction fluid.
Example sentences
  • Visitor 75,000 came from a University of Derby server, which leads me to believe it's the mighty Charby, so a congratulatory consignment of Tipp-Ex is being sent up to obscure the Gary Neville lettering on her England shirt.
  • It was one of the Monkees' mums, she mixed paint and nail varnish and made Tipp-Ex.
  • I use it with Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat which I dot on like Tipp-Ex to hide annoying discolourations, blemishes and dark eye circles.

verb

[with object]
Delete with correction fluid: go home and Tippex your friends' names out of your address book
More example sentences
  • Chris Klein, Jean Reno, Rebecca Romijin-Stamos and LL Cool J are among those who might be Tippexing it from their CV in years to come.
  • And so my relationship with Liverpool developed through football stickers, team posters, and Tippexing player's names on to my pencil case, into something more adult.
  • I sincerely hope that I am not being Tippexed out of address books when I am told that the night out with my best friend (plus Aileen and Toni) has been cancelled until further notice.

Origin

1960s: from German, from tippen 'to type' and Latin ex 'out'.

For editors and proofreaders

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