- 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
Synonyms for quipSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for quippedquip, taunt, ridicule, scoff, hoot, sneer, snipe, banter, laugh, spurn, repudiate, defy, scorn, disregard, mock, gibe, dig, flout, hector, deride
Examples from the Web for quipped
Contemporary Examples of quipped
In 1983, he quipped that the only way he could lose an election was if he were “caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.”The 2014 Election Is Yet Another Scrum in the Culture Wars
October 27, 2014
Clooney once quipped that he was “marrying up” and a quick glance at her CV proves him right.After the Wedding: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 28, 2014
“If you do nothing beyond that, you have a university,” Schmidt quipped.Stephen Colbert Vs. ‘Schmidthead’: Google Chairman Faces Off With Comic Nemesis
September 24, 2014
The financial daily Les Echos quipped the investment banker was "buying low."This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around
August 31, 2014
“This is a conspiracy to prevent me from getting my afternoon coffee,” quipped a doctor who had shown up to help.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
Historical Examples of quipped
Mr. Potter was in great form and quite outdid the champagne in sparkle, and we quipped and quirked till a late hour.Diplomatic Days
If anything they were more cheerful, and quipped their mud-covered comrades on their appearance.How I Filmed the War
Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
"Even a pigeon can admire a shapely shape," Hanlon quipped as he disconnected.Man of Many Minds
E. Everett Evans
- 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 for quip
"make a quip," 1570s, from quip (n.). Related: Quipped; quipping.