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Sense: 1,3,8
Date: 1400-1500
Origin: CLIP21
Sense: 2,4-7
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: CLIP22

clip

1 noun
     
clip1
1

for fastening

[countable]D a small metal or plastic object that holds or fastens things together:
The wire is held on with a metal clip.
a wad of money in a gold clip
Bulldog clip, paperclip
2

film

[countable]AMF a short part of a film or television programme that is shown by itself, especially as an advertisement:
clips from the new James Bond film
3

gun

[countable]PMW a container for bullets which passes them quickly into the gun so that they can be fired
4

at a good/rapid/fast etc clip

quickly:
Traffic was moving at a good clip.
5

cut

[singular] British English the act of cutting something to make it shorter or tidier:
I gave the hedge a clip.
6

a clip round the ear/earhole

British English informal a short hit on the side of someone's head
7

newspaper

[countable]TCN an article that is cut from a newspaper or magazine for a particular reason
8

$100/50 cents etc a clip

American English informal if things cost $100, 50 cents etc a clip, they cost that amount of money each

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