Meaning of “clip-on” in the English Dictionary

"clip-on" in British English

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clip-onadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈklɪp.ɒn/ us /ˈklɪp.ɑːn/

fastened with a clip:

clip-on
noun [ C usually plural ] uk us

They only had earrings for pierced ears, but I wanted clip-ons.

(Definition of “clip-on” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clip-on" in American English

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clip-onadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˈklɪpˌɔn, -ˌɑn/

attaching with a clip:

clip-on earrings

(Definition of “clip-on” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)