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quip

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noun \ˈkwip\

Simple Definition of quip

  • : a clever remark

Full Definition of quip

  1. 1 a :  a clever usually taunting remark :  gibe b :  a witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment

  2. 2 :  quibble, equivocation

  3. 3 :  something strange, droll, curious, or eccentric :  oddity

quip·py play \ˈkwi-pē\ adjective

Examples of quip

  1. They traded quips over a beer.

  2. <has his share of the quips that seem to come with a title of nobility>



Origin of quip

earlier quippy, perhaps from Latin quippe indeed, to be sure (often ironic), from quid what — more at quiddity


First Known Use: 1532

Rhymes with quip


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quip

verb

Simple Definition of quip

  • : to make (a clever remark)

Full Definition of quip

quippedquip·ping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make quips :  gibe

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to jest or gibe at

quip·per play \ˈkwi-pər\ noun

Examples of quip

  1. <she rolled her eyes at her brother's bragging and quipped, You're a legend in your own mind, all right>



1579

First Known Use of quip

1579



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