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A trademark for a Cotton tipped applicator stick. Q-tip® brand swabs are stiff plastic tubes approximately 10 cm long and 1 mm in diameter with cotton wrapped ends.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cotton swabs; cotton bud (Br.)

Resources and Citations

  • Product Information Comment: Box gives brand name with plural and lower case t
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Website: www.hants.org.uk/museums/ofr/cmeth_t.html - cotton bud

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