Definition of Q-tip in English:

Q-tip

noun

  • A small, thin stick of plastic, paper, or wood with a cotton-wool swab at each end, used in personal hygiene, first aid, etc. [In the plural form Q-tips a trademark.]

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Lancaster (Ohio) Daily Eagle. From Q, the initial letter of quality + tip.

Pronunciation

Q-tip

/ˈkjuː ˌtɪp/