Last Updated : 11 Aug 2015

WORDS FORMED BY CLIPPING

Definition :
Some words are formed by clipping a part of a larger word while retaining the meaning of the original word. If the front portion of the word is clipped away it is called front clipping . If the end part of the word is clipped away it is called back clipping . If it is done to both the ends it is called front and back clipping .

62 Clipped Words Used in Sentences

advertisementad
All company’s spend a lot of money on ads
hamburgerburger
Burger does not suit old people
omnibusbus
The tourist bus broke down near Paris
helicoptercopter
The copter forces landed in the disturbed areas to stem the communal violence
demonstrationdemo
BPL company conducted a demo at Paris corner of easy washing
ampereamp
It is an 40 amp bulb
motor bikebike
Ajith had just brought a very expensive bike.
suitcasecase
There are bundles of currency notes inside the case.
pressure cookercooker
Cookers are now available for even $20/-
discothequedisco
Disco is not a part of Italian culture
diskettedisc
I saved all the word documents in a Compact disc
gasolinegas
Gas has become an expensive fuel for low income group families.
bridegroomgroom
Groom is wanted for a 22 year old Cristian community girl drawing $8000/-PM in an MNC.
gymnasiumgym
My uncle goes to the gym early morning.
killogramkilo
Get me a kilo of mangoes.
memorandummemo
The managing director issued a memo to the head clerk.
micro phonemic
This mic doesn’t work properly.
non-vegetariannon-veg
He is a non-veg.
spectaclesspecs
She cannot read without specs.
storehousestore
Jems works in a store.
fountain penpen
Pen is mightier than sward
perambulatorparam
The mother took the child out in a param.
universityvarsity
London varsity has renovated its auditorium
vegetarianveg
She regularly eats her dinner in a veg mess.
veterinary surgeonvet
I took my cat to the vet.
fascimileFax
I got a fax copy of the conference notice yesterday.
handkerchiefkarchief
I have lost my karchief yesterday.
aeroplaneplane
Sarah was excited as she was to travel by plane for the first time.
laboratorylab
This college has five labs.
refrigeratorfridge
Having firdge is not a luxury but a necessity.

 

pantaloonspants
The clown at the circus wore a very loose pants.
tubelighttube
The tube of our hall didn’t work from yesterday.
mathematicsmaths
She is our maths teacher.
centumcent
We have been living in the 21st cent.
bicyclecycle
David presented a cycle to John on his birthday.
alchemistchemist
We have a chemist on the corner of our street.
influenzaflu
I was suffering from flu.
examinationexam
She is preparing for her exam.
luncheonlunch
I invited my close friends for lunch.
photographphoto
My friend got my photo to keep it with herself.
signaturesign
Akbar’s sign is totally illegible.
newscastnews
Every day I watch news in the TV.
telephonephone
I contacted him over phone.
mummymum
Where is your mum?
daddydad
Where does your dad work?
identityID
Please, show me your ID.
curiositycurio
We visited a curio shop.
demarcatemark
They marked the boundaries.
tram cartram
We travelled in a tram in London.
public housepub
The couple were found in a local pub.
fanaticfan
He is a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
telephonephone
Our Principal contacted the chief guest over the phone.
taxicabtaxi
I hired a taxi to go home.
topbrassbrass
The meeting was attended by diplomats and the top military brass.
newsflashflash
We interrupt this programme to bring you a flash.
okayok
Did the head office ok the proposal?
rehabilitaterehab
Lora saved all her money in order to send her husband for a rehab programme.
popmusicpop
Michael Jackson is the king of pop.
pathwaypath
The tourist chose the wrong path when they went for sight-seeing.
hitchhikehitch
Can you give me a hitch till Mount Road?
zoological parkzoo
The little children love to visit a zoo.

 

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