clippie


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clippie

(ˈklɪpɪ)
n
informal Brit a bus conductress
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clippie

(o.f.) [ˈklɪpɪ] N (Brit) → cobradora f (de autobús)
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clippie

n (Brit inf) → Schaffnerin f
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References in periodicals archive ?
In the 50s, Irene got a job as a "clippie" on buses - where she met her husband, Bill, a bus driver.
But, while the charabanc of chuckles that took to the road may have looked like a homage to '70s-style 'nudge, nudge, wink, wink' romps with Robin Askwith in a clippie's hat, underneath the bonnet chuntered something altogether darker and nuanced.
The clippie went out with cost-saving, one-man operation.
Bette Simpson started out as a "clippie" on Coatbridge's trams, transferring to work in the east end of the city when the town's tram network closed; and then had the opportunity to train as a driver.
Windrush now in " Myrna's father, a joiner, was involved in the postwar rebuilding programme, while her mother, who had been training to be a teacher in Jamaica, found work in a textile factory and then as a clippie with London Transport.
Fitted carpets instead of oil cloth (lino) and clippie mats.
She worked part-time at the pub as well as at Hintons Grocers before becoming a "clippie" or bus conductor.
Mae'n cynnwys portread o'r nyrs Jessie Hughes o Dreffynnon a aeth i weithio ym Manceinion, hanes Olwen Leyshon a fu'n gweithio yn ffatri arfau Pen-bre ger Llanelli, hanes Edith Haines, a oedd ymhlith y merched cyntaf i gael swydd clippie ar y bysiau yn Abertawe a phrofiadau Olwen Carey Evans o Gricieth, a aeth i Ffrainc gyda gwirfoddolwyr y V.A.D.s (Voluntary Aid Attachment).
But in the weird world of the Beeb's bizarre new programme That's Britain, the disastrous decline of the double-decker clippie is a seriously hot topic.