Main definitions of zippo in US English:

: zippo1Zippo2

zippo1

pronoun

  • another term for zip

Pronunciation

zippo

/ˈzɪpoʊ//ˈzipō/

Main definitions of zippo in US English:

: zippo1Zippo2

Zippo2

noun

trademark
  • A type of cigarette lighter with a hinged lid, using lighter fluid as fuel.

    • ‘The only lighter products available are components for re-usable lighters, like a Zippo.’
    • ‘On top of the pile was a Zippo and a bottle of lighter fluid.’
    • ‘I reached into my pocket and fished out my Zippo, quickly flipping the top back and lighting it.’
    • ‘He produced a Zippo and flicked it open, lighting Williams' cigarette.’
    • ‘He took out a cigarette and lit it with a silver Zippo with what I guessed were his initials, J.M. engraved onto one side.’

Origin

1930s: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

Zippo

/ˈzipō/