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since 1880
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zipper +‎ head. From the leather helmets formerly used by early Canadian armoured crewmen, with a pattern of stitching resembling a zipper. There is also a folk etymology referring to the zippers on armoured-vehicle crew suits (re-purposed flight suits).

  1. (Canada, military slang) A soldier in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps or in the Armoured Crewman military trade.

1960s–1970s, zipper +‎ head. Used by soldiers during the Korean and Vietnam Wars; multiple theories exist as to the specific origin. One is that if an Asian person was shot in the middle of the forehead with a machine gun, the head would split as if being unzipped; another, that the appearance of tire tracks on a body having been run over by a military Jeep resembled a zipper.

  1. (US, military slang, derogatory, offensive, ethnic slur) A person of Asian descent.

    Fun Facts about the name Zipperhead

    • How unique is the name Zipperhead? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Zipperhead was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Zipperhead: Your name in reverse order is Daehreppiz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Epdeairphz. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Zipperhead born Jun 24, 1979

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

    As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.