noun \ˈkwip\

: a clever remark

Full Definition of QUIP

a :  a clever usually taunting remark :  gibe
b :  a witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment
:  something strange, droll, curious, or eccentric :  oddity
quip·py \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



: to make (a clever remark)


Full Definition of QUIP

intransitive verb
:  to make quips :  gibe
transitive verb
:  to jest or gibe at
quip·per \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>

First Known Use of QUIP


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