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Meaning of "Q-tip" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF Q-TIP

Q-tip  [ˈkjuːtɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF Q-TIP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Q-Tip is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES Q-TIP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Q-tip

Cotton swab

Cotton swabs or cotton buds or ear buds consist of a small wad of cotton wrapped around one or both ends of a short rod, usually made of either wood, rolled paper, or plastic. They are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. The cotton swab was invented in the 1920s by Leo Gerstenzang after he attached wads of cotton to toothpicks. His product, which he named "Baby Gays", went on to become the most widely sold brand name, "Q-tips", with the Q standing for "quality". The term "Q-tips" is often used as a genericized trademark for cotton swabs in the USA. Although doctors have said for years that usage of the cotton swab for ear cleaning or scratching is not safe, such use remains the most common.

Definition of Q-tip in the English dictionary

The definition of Q-tip in the dictionary is a small stick with cotton wool at each end, used esp for cleaning inside the ears.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH Q-TIP


fiber-tip
ˈfaɪbəˌtɪp
fingertip
ˈfɪŋɡəˌtɪp
overtip
ˌəʊvəˈtɪp
tip
tɪp
typp
tɪp
V-2
tɪp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE Q-TIP

Q & A
Q factor
Q fever
Q value
Q-methodology
Q-ship
Q-sort
q.
q.e.
q.l.
q.m.
q.t.
qa
qabalah
qabalism
qabalist
qabalistic
Qabis
Qaboos bin Said
Qaddafi

WORDS THAT END LIKE Q-TIP

beautiful hook-tip
chip
clip
felt tip
fibre-tip
filter tip
flip
hip
hook-tip
leadership
membership
nip
orange-tip
partnership
relationship
rip
rubbish tip
ship
skip
wing tip

Synonyms and antonyms of Q-tip in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Q-tip» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF Q-TIP

Find out the translation of Q-tip to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Q-tip from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Q-tip» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

棉条
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Q -tip
570 millions of speakers

English

Q-tip
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्यू की नोक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

Q- تلميح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Q- наконечник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Q -tip
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রশ্নঃ-টিপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Q-tip
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Q-tip
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Q-Tip
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Q-ティップ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Q- 팁
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Q-tip
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Q-tip
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கே-முனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रश्न-टीप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Q-tip
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Q -tip
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Q -tip
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Q - наконечник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Q -Tip
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Q - tip
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Q- punt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Q -tip
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Q -tip
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Q-tip

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «Q-TIP»

The term «Q-tip» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.362 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «Q-TIP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Q-tip

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «Q-TIP»

Discover the use of Q-tip in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Q-tip and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Q Tip
Brenda K. range Master then said it was a good thing that I came to class that day , because Tower Nine was the main tower that would be shooting off the gas gun. I sat there a few moments a little dazed. I thought to myself, “These sneaky little ...
Brenda K., 2004
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Pelvic Floor Re-Education: Principles and Practice
Although it can be evaluated by vaginal palpation, inspection or sono- graphy, it can also be demonstrated and roughly quantified by the so-called Q-tip test ( Crystle et al. 1971). This test consists of a Q-tip being inserted into the proximal part ...
Bernard Schüssler, Jo Laycock, Peggy A. Norton, 1994
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Ostergard's Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Q-tip Test The mobility of the urethrovesical junction (UVJ) should be assessed by the Q-tip or cotton swab test or by imaging techniques such as ultrasound or cystography (25). The Q-tip test is performed by first cleaning the external urethral  ...
Alfred E. Bent, Geoffrey W. Cundiff, Steven E. Swift, 2008
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The Incontinence Solution: Answers for Women of All Ages
WHAT ARE THE Q-TIP TEST, STRESS TEST, AND ULTRASOUND EVALUATION? After the pelvic examination, other tests may be employed to help determine which type of incontinence you have. We routinely perform two simple tests called ...
William Parker, Amy Rosenman, Rachel Parker, 2007
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Vibe
A kufi and cowrie-shell wearin' Q-Tip macked all the Bonita Applebums. A caped Q-Tip displays The Low End Theory and reminded us to "Check the Rhime." A preppy Q-Tip rocked plaid and moved the crowd on "Scenario" and "Hot Sex.
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Billboard
BY MARCI KENON NEW YORK— Q-Tip cranks up the volume on several cuts from "Amplified," his first solo effort since leaving seminal hip-hop troupe A Tribe Called Quest last year. Just as the melodic jam "Get Your Weight Up" begins, ...
7
Vibe
It turned into "Q-Tip." Nobody ever thought about real Q-tips. PHIFE: [Tip] is like my godbrother. I'm talking Little League, trading cards, that kind of shit. I was battling [anybody] who thought they could rhyme. Jarobi and I were supposed to do ...
8
Vibe
It is Q-Tip, however, who remains Tribe's point guard, dishing out poetic justice (" This is '93 and the shit is real/black people unite and put down the steel") and self -assured pronouncements ("my shit is universal") like a cagey veteran.
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SPIN
THE SPN INTERVIEW After Q-Tip transformed hip-hop with ATribe Called Quest, he endured solo exile and ran the celebrity gauntlet. Will he now be accepted back as an MC elder? He's prepared, regardless.1 take what I do seriously," he ...
10
Billboard
During a recent meeting at Hollywood's storied Chateau Marmont, rapper Q-Tip and Davis' nephew, Vince Wilburn Jr., talked about collaborating on various projects, including a tribute CD in the vein of GRP's "Forever, for Always, for Luther.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «Q-TIP»

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Q-Tip's Beats 1 Show Is Going To Be Unmissable
As Q-Tip himself announces in a heavily reverbed voice, it's just "good music for good people." Catch funk basslines sliding headlong into gritty mixtape bangers ... «The FADER, Jul 15»
2
Q-Tip on Getting Beck (And Maybe Kanye) for New Solo Record …
Talk of Q-Tip's Last Zulu, his first record since 2008's The Renaissance, began back in 2012. Since, he's appeared on Busta Rhymes' "Thank You" (remixed on ... «Billboard, Jul 15»
3
'You're Playing for the World': Q-Tip Talks About His Beats 1 Radio …
Q-Tip attends John Legend Celebrates His Birthday And The 10th Anniversary Of His Debut Album "Get Lifted" at CATCH NYC on January 8, 2015 in New York ... «Billboard, Jul 15»
4
Beck, Janelle Monáe, Q-Tip, Pharrell, More to Play Nile Rodgers …
According to a post about the festival on his Facebook page, Beck, Duran Duran, Janelle Monáe, Pharrell, Chaka Khan, Q-Tip, Erik B, and many others will ... «Pitchfork Media, Jun 15»
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Chemical Brothers & Q-Tip's 'Go': Watch the Michel Gondry-Directed …
Fans can get an early taste of the project Monday (May 4) with "Go," the lead single featuring rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest that premiered on BBC Radio ... «Billboard, May 15»
6
Chemical Brothers Enlist Q-Tip, Beck for First Album in Five Years
The all-star album, due out July 17th, features guest appearances by Beck, St. Vincent and Cat Le Bon as well as return collaborators Q-Tip and Ali Love. «RollingStone.com, Apr 15»
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What We Learned During Ava DuVernay's Tribeca Chat with Q-Tip
Some serious ground was covered during Wednesday's Tribeca chat between “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and A Tribe Called Quest rap pillar Q-Tip. «Styleite, Apr 15»
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Ava DuVernay Tells Q-Tip, “Find Your Tribe, Truly” – Tribeca Film Fest
No pun intended, the Selma director assured a packed audience at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan's Chelsea, at the start of a freewheeling conversation with the ... «Deadline, Apr 15»
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Happy Birthday, Q-Tip!
A Tribe Called Quest was a force as a trio, but it's inarguable that Q-Tip was the breakout member from the group. Hip-hop's smoothest pioneer turns 45 today ... «The BoomBox, Apr 15»
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Jack White and A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip stun MSG with …
White and Q-Tip wasn't the only rap-rock performance to go down at MSG last night: During Run the Jewels' opening set, Rage Against the Machine frontman ... «Consequence of Sound, Jan 15»
REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Q-Tip [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/q-tip>. Jan 2019 ».
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