quip

[ kwip ]
/ kwɪp /

noun

a clever or witty remark or comment.
a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest.
a quibble.
an odd or fantastic action or thing.

verb (used without object), quipped, quip·ping.

to utter quips.

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Origin of quip

1525–35; back formation from quippy quip < Latin quippe indeed

OTHER WORDS FROM quip

quip·pish, adjectivequip·pish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for quip

quip
/ (kwɪp) /

noun

a sarcastic or cutting remark; gibe
a witty or clever sayinga merry quip
archaic another word for quibble

verb quips, quipping or quipped

(intr) to make a quip

Word Origin for quip

C16: from earlier quippy, probably from Latin quippe indeed, to be sure
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