(written as ZIP)a filename extension given to files that contain compressed data, usually generated by the PKZIP shareware utility program
- To compress files using a program such as WinZip or PKZIP.
Information & Library Science
- noun nothing. Originally often used for a score of zero, the sound of zip evokes brusque dismissal. It has become a fashionable term in racy speech, as have its synonyms, such as zilch and zippo. Originating in the USA, zip is now heard in the UK.
- noun an insignificant or worthless individual. An expression used on campus in the USA since around 2000. From the previous sense.