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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ZIPPER

Attach tassels on zipper ends, made with a few strands of yarn.

I lowered her zipper, she did mine, and tugged my jeans off.

I am showing you Commission Exhibit 162, which appears to be a jacket with a zipper.

Phil Conover pulled the zipper of his flight suit up the front of his long, thin body and came into the living room.

He drew a zipper open in his fancy blouse, dragged out the Bull Durham and started to roll his own.

The prisoner agonizedly opened a zipper slip in his costume and brought out tobacco, even tailor-made cigarettes.

As far as we recollect, ordinary slacks and, a more definite recollection, a sort of zipper jerkin.

The first time he came to see you he had a zipper satchel bag?

Oh, when he came back he had the zipper satchel and the clothes on the hanger, is that right?

Now, I won't be sure, because I really don't know, but is that a zipper jacket?

WORD ORIGIN

1925, probably an agent noun from zip (v.1). The trademark taken out on the name that year applied to a boot with zippers, not to the "lightning fastener" itself, which was at first called a zip.

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