Meaning of “clipped” in the English Dictionary

"clipped" in British English

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uk /klɪpt/ us /klɪpt/

clipped adjective (SPEAKING)

with words pronounced quickly and clearly, sometimes with parts missing, or in a very short and unfriendly way:

I heard the clipped tones of his secretary saying "I have Mr Watson for you."

clipped adjective (TIDY)

cut short and tidy:

a clipped beard/moustache

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