clipping - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈklɪpɪŋ/
singularclipping
pluralclippings
  1. 1
    [usually plural] a small piece that you remove when you cut something to make it tidy
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    a short word formed by removing part of a longer word, or the process of doing this

    Australian English has a lot of clippings, like ute (utility vehicle) and sunnies (sunglasses).

    Submitted by Stan Carey from Ireland on 27/04/2017