Definition of Q-tip in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkjuː ˌtɪp/

Translate Q-tip into Spanish


  • A small, thin stick of plastic, paper, or wood with a cotton-wool swab at each end, used in personal hygiene, first aid, etc.

    In the plural form Q-tips a trademark.


1920s; earliest use found in Lancaster (Ohio) Daily Eagle. From Q, the initial letter of quality + tip.