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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.
by JK651 January 07, 2007
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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~
by DexRicon July 07, 2009
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to work a closing workshift, then opening shift the next day. Common in low paying retail jobs with a new schedule every week.
I can't come over after work. I'm assigned to clopen again tonight.
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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.
by UnleashTheThrashards February 22, 2008
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When you work in a retail/restaurant environment and you are scheduled to close up shop around 10-12 at night, and then are also expected to come back and work an opening shift the next day around 6-8. This usually only allows for a person to sleep 3-5 hours in between shifts because they still have to take the time to travel home, wind-down, eat and/or feed your children, and/or significant other (if pets are involved, they need to be fed also and possibly walked), maybe laundry, shower, sleep and eat, shower and travel back...It's like they never leave and also can cause severe pain in the feet, legs, hips, back and brain.
Worker 1: "Today was so s***ty! I can't wait to get outta here and go to this f**k'n party! You down?"

Worker 2: "Can't dude, got a clopen....."

Worker 1: "F****************CK" :/
by DelaHaze November 21, 2012
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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).
by fullofjoy20 May 08, 2009
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