Q-tip

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Coined (and registered, as "Q-TIPS", as a trademark) by Unilever; see tip.

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Q-tip (plural Q-tips)

  1. A cotton swab consisting of short, thin, flexible plastic rods with a swab of cotton wool (UK)/cotton (US) at each end; they are typically used for cleaning the ears.

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