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A bus conductress.
- ‘In London and Birmingham, trams and buses were manned by drivers and conductors; the latter also known as clippies.’
- ‘The first 16 Bradford post-war clippies were given their passing out lecture by their tutor.’
- ‘But though the days of clippies and extended tea breaks may be long gone, retired Scarborough driver Charlie Bullock is determined to turn up in his coffin aboard his old double-decker.’
- ‘Passengers made the journey aboard the vintage buses, including several veteran drivers and clippies in their seventies and eighties.’
- ‘If push comes to shove, many women MSPs could convincingly take on the role of clippies.’
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