- a clever or witty remark or comment.
- a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest.
- a quibble.
- an odd or fantastic action or thing.
- to utter quips.
Origin of quip
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Examples from the Web for quip
In one of the moments I chatted briefly with him he made a quip about my work that my mother still quotes to this day.From POTUS to SCOTUS: Obama’s Big Move?
November 17, 2014
This man, the man of the left, says in private ‘the toothless,’ proud of his quip.Hollande's Jilted Lover Valerie Trierweiler Tells All
September 3, 2014
Pepper, a phrase drawn from a quip by another contender, means a second round in the presidential election, to be held in June.Ukraine’s Iron Lady Refuses to Give Up
May 25, 2014
Within hours of releasing my quip into the Twittersphere, five different publications jumped on it.The Tea Party’s War on Comedy
October 24, 2013
That quip reflected his own travails with thinking outside the box.Peter Worthington on Thinking Outside the Box
May 17, 2013
It was nothing—only the quip of a witty fellow, descendant of a Spanish freebooter.The Manxman
Quip had followed quip until in their jests they transcended all bounds.The Tavern Knight
Is not the quip of the Curé worthy of any son of the Emerald Isle?The Counts of Gruyre
Mrs. Reginald de Koven
The men may have smiled at Landy's quip but Maizie laughed aloud.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
Receiving no answer to the quip, she drew a chair to the table and sat down.The Wall Between
Sara Ware Bassett
- a sarcastic or cutting remark; gibe
- a witty or clever sayinga merry quip
- archaic another word for quibble
- (intr) to make a quip
Word Origin and History for quip
"make a quip," 1570s, from quip (n.). Related: Quipped; quipping.