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zip (2) American and Australian English

Meaning: nothing, zero

For example:

  • Most people around here don't know zip about economics, but they know when things aren't going too well.

  • The final score was three goals to zip.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Lots of volunteers work hard to help other people, and they get paid zip for doing it. They get paid
  1. a small donation
  2. a small salary
  3. nothing

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