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Julia Cresswell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547920
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727801
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[M19th]

As a name for a fastener, zip dates from the 1920s. The idea of speed was already present in

Reference Entry.  112 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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