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  • n. A soldier in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps or in the Armoured Crewman military trade.
  • n. A person of Asian descent.


zipper +‎ head. From the leather helmets formerly used by early Canadian armoured crewmen, with a pattern of stitching resembling a zipper. There is also a folk etymology referring to the zippers on armoured-vehicle crew suits (re-purposed flight suits). (Wiktionary)
1960s–1970s. (Wiktionary)



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