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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klip on, awn]
    • /klɪp ɒn, ɔn/
    • /klɪp ɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klip on, awn]
    • /klɪp ɒn, ɔn/

Definitions of clip-on word

  • adjective clip-on A clip-on object is designed to be fastened to something by means of a clip. 3
  • verb clip-on to attach by means of a clip 3
  • verb clip-on to be attached by means of a clip 3
  • adjective clip-on designed to be attached by means of a clip 3
  • noun plural clip-on sunglasses designed to be clipped on to a person's spectacles 3
  • noun clip-on (something) attached by means of a clip or clips 3

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Origin of clip-on

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10; adj., noun use of verb phrase clip on

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Clip-on


clip-on popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for clip-on

adjective clip-on

  • attachable — to fasten or affix; join; connect: to attach a photograph to an application with a staple.
  • detachable — If a part of an object is detachable, it has been made so that it can be removed from the object.

Top questions with clip-on

  • how to make clip-on earrings?

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