- 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 quips
We did a comedy table and got a bunch of comedians to talk out joke suggestions, because Spider-Man is known for his quips.Marc Webb Takes Us Inside ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and Discusses His Rise to the A-List
March 15, 2014
“Maybe your next movie might be Beasts of the Southern Comfort,” Wilson quips.Who Invited 9-Year-Old Quevenzhané Wallis to the MTV Movie Awards?
Kevin Fallon, Ben Teitelbaum
April 15, 2013
Laugh now at the Jedi quips and congressional tantrums—the pain is coming soon for Americans.Washington’s Sequester Is Not a Poker Game
March 2, 2013
Her columns never failed to hit the mark, with quips to spare.Words of Wisdom: The Best of ‘Dear Abby’
January 17, 2013
An added bonus, quips the former Marine: “I have the most mine-free house in the entire state of Virginia.”Back Home, Service Dogs Sleep in Beds—and Sniff the Sofa for Mines
September 23, 2012
I cannot suppose that Sir Galahad found any delight in the quips of fools.Gossamer
George A. Birmingham
But it is impossible to enter fully on the subject of Fuller's quips.A History of English Literature
No; there were no smiles on his lips, no quips and cranks on his tongue.The Son of Monte Christo
And they were soon between bottle and stopper, and quips a-coursing.Richard Carvel, Complete
Quips and taunts upon Carr, on the same authority, are imputed to Ralegh.Sir Walter Ralegh
- 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 quips
"make a quip," 1570s, from quip (n.). Related: Quipped; quipping.