In retail closing shifts often end between 9 and midnight and opening shifts start between 7 and 9 am. A clopen is a portmanteau of closing one night and then opening the next morning, thus having as little as eight hours to eat, sleep, and shower between shifts. Depending on the kind of retail and the hours involved, clopens can be a mild annoyance or a brutal test of human endurance.
I'd love to hang out tomorrow night, but I'm clopening, so I won't get home until midnight and then need to be up at six am~
#closing and opening #retail #mall terms #working #shifts
by DexRicon July 07, 2009
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Clopen is the act of closing at work one day and opening the next day.
Dude, Monday and Tuesday are gonna suck because I have to pull a clopen. I'm off at midnight and have to be back in at 8.
#closing #opening #work #no sleep #back to back shifts
by JK651 January 07, 2007
At a place of employment, having to close one night and then open the next day.
Damn, I only got four hours of sleep, I had to clopen at Starbucks today. I hate my boss.
#wage slave #clopening #boss #unemployment #job
by UnleashTheThrashards February 22, 2008
In mathematics, a set that is both open and closed.
The union of the closed intervals |0,1] and |2,3] is a clopen set.
#math #mathematics #clopen #closed #open #closed-open #set
by Raptor007 January 27, 2009
To work shifts where you do a closing shift and then the next day an opening shift.
Person 1: What's your work schedule this weekend?

Person 2: I have a clopen. I work closing shift on saturday (2:30pm-11pm) and then open on sunday (7am-3:30pm).
#close #open #work #schedule #shift
by fullofjoy20 May 08, 2009
When one works a closing shift and the the next day works an opening shift
Man, I've gotta clopen on thursday
#clo #pen #close #open #clopen
by DrEdrection November 06, 2010
The term for closing and then opening in a retail job.
Man I can believe I have to clopen twice this week.
#close #open #retail #job #people
by Kirkbridian January 12, 2009
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