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clipped' form"




a word formed by dropping one or more syllables from a longer word or phrase with no change in meaning, as deli from delicatessen or flu from influenza. Also called clipped' word", clipping, shortening. Cf. back clipping, fore clipping.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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