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Slang

zip (2)

This page is about the slang term 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 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

a. a small donation

b. a small salary

c. nothing

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Contributor: Matt Errey