Definition of zip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//zɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//zɪp//
    Parts of clothing
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  1. 1(also zip fastener) (both British English) (also zipper North American English, British English) [countable] a thing that you use to fasten clothes, bags, etc. It consists of two rows of metal or plastic teeth that you can pull together to close something or pull apart to open it. to do up/undo/open/close a zip My zip's stuck. See related entries: Parts of clothing
  2. 2[uncountable] (informal) energy or speed
  3. 3[singular] (informal, especially North American English) nothing We won four zip (= 4–0). He said zip all evening.
  4. Word Originmid 19th cent.: imitative.Extra examples The jacket was fastened by a zip at the front. The zip on my bag has stuck. a bag with a zip My zip’s stuck.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: zip