noun (plural Zippos)trademark
A type of cigarette lighter with a hinged lid, using petrol as fuel.
- 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.
1930s: of unknown origin.
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