a clever or witty remark or comment.
a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest.
an odd or fantastic action or thing.
to utter quips.
- quippish, adjective
- quip·pish·ness, noun
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How to use quip in a sentence
In Season 1, a quip about real-life journeyman manager Harry Redknapp desperately seeking the Richmond job rang true to many a Premier League fan.‘Ted Lasso,’ built on charm and empathy, won over America. It won over the soccer world, too. | Thomas Floyd | July 22, 2021 | Washington Post
To paraphrase a quip about history often attributed to Mark Twain, geological events don’t repeat themselves but they often rhyme.How Earth’s tumultuous history gave the Mid-Atlantic its beloved destinations | Walter Nicklin | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The exchange between the 86-year-old male senator and the much younger female nominee to lead the EPA’s Office of Water was not antagonistic, but drew attention from those who wondered whether he would have made the same quip to a man.GOP Sen. Inhofe tells female EPA nominee to ‘behave’ or he’d tell her ‘daddy,’ who was in the room | Colby Itkowitz | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Passing my desk in a flash, a former manager and resident quip master asked me sternly if I was expecting any other deliveries, or was it safe to get back to work.The upside of teasing, gossip, and eavesdropping at the office | Lila MacLellan | May 10, 2021 | Quartz
Nothing can pull an at-home viewer away from the artistic escape like a quip that plays to crickets, or an applause break turned pregnant pause.Digital theater productions highlight the power of art without an audience | Thomas Floyd | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
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.
This man, the man of the left, says in private ‘the toothless,’ proud of his quip.Hollande's Jilted Lover Valerie Trierweiler Tells All | Tracy McNicoll | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pepper, a phrase drawn from a quip by another contender, means a second round in the presidential election, to be held in June.
Within hours of releasing my quip into the Twittersphere, five different publications jumped on it.
That quip reflected his own travails with thinking outside the box.
For a true pun always has a humorous idea behind the verbal quip that is its prominent characteristic.
It was a relief to hear his own voice in some such apparently light-hearted quip.The Terms of Surrender | Louis Tracy
So Andrew Lackaday threw himself back in his chair and laughed at Elodie's quip.The Mountebank | William J. Locke
Smiling, debonair, complacent, the morrow's bridegroom had a careless quip for all and sundry on that last night.The Lamp in the Desert | Ethel M. Dell
It was the traveler whose quip was now being repeated miles away, far in advance of him.The Short Life | Francis Donovan
British Dictionary definitions for quip
a sarcastic or cutting remark; gibe
a witty or clever saying: a merry quip
(intr) to make a quip
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