Definitions

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  • adjective Without a zip fastener.
  • adjective informal, figuratively Without complications and hindrances.

Etymologies

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zip +‎ -less, the figurative sense coined (as "zipless fuck") by Erica Jong in her novel Fear of Flying (1973).

Examples

  • I got to musing on this particular question after reading an interview in the Guardian with both Erica Jong -- author, writer, sexual revolutionary and coiner of the term "zipless f*ck" -- and her daughter Molly Jong-Fast, a self-described prude.

    Barbara & Shannon Kelley: Our Mothers, Ourselves?

  • I got to musing on this particular question after reading an interview in the Guardian with both Erica Jong -- author, writer, sexual revolutionary and coiner of the term "zipless f*ck" -- and her daughter Molly Jong-Fast, a self-described prude.

    Barbara & Shannon Kelley: Our Mothers, Ourselves?

  • Some people were concerned about how Molly would cope with being raised by Erica – the woman who published Fear of Flying in 1973, coined the phrase "zipless fuck" to describe a perfectly liberating encounter and became world famous when the novel sold more than 18m copies.

    Erica Jong: Sex and motherhood

  • And became immediately obsessed with figuring out whether that zit had been there throughout My Afternoon of Zipless Stupidity or had just sprouted, and, then, whether the presence of a giant zit on the nose of a zipless lecturer might distract from her state of ziplessness.

    Zipless | Her Bad Mother

  • But quickly: the failures of the CIA are failures of American policymaking, which is to say the belief that you can launch all these zipless activities and get away it with it in the dark.

    You’re Not Rid Of Me | ATTACKERMAN

  • Jim Ridley: It's easy to overpraise a movie like the showily acted, arty Dead Girl because it offers an antidote to Turistas 'zipless bloodletting - just as it's easy to cop a knee-jerk pose of moral superiority to the torture-porn genre, which can fiddle with our sympathies and taboos in illuminating ways.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 12/27.

  • And that, for a lot of women, is even more of a betrayal than if a man just has some, you know, zipless sex sometimes.

    CNN Transcript Jul 8, 2008

  • The book was written in the 1970's back in the day when Erica Jong was writing about the 'zipless f*&k' and the sexual revolution was still raging.

    Polyamory Anyone?

  • The book was written in the 1970's back in the day when Erica Jong was writing about the 'zipless f*&k' and the sexual revolution was still raging.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Must we never hope for that zipless encounter in the five-star hotel with our beloved spouse, a bottle of Krug or Cristal and beluga caviar?

    The Zipless Falacy

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