[ kwip ]
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  1. a clever or witty remark or comment.

  2. a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest.

  1. a quibble.

  2. an odd or fantastic action or thing.

verb (used without object),quipped, quip·ping.
  1. to utter quips.

Origin of quip

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

Other words for quip

Other words from quip

  • quippish, adjective
  • quip·pish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for quip


/ (kwɪp) /

  1. a sarcastic or cutting remark; gibe

  2. a witty or clever saying: a merry quip

  1. archaic another word for quibble

verbquips, quipping or quipped
  1. (intr) to make a quip

Origin of quip

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

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