[ kwip ]
/ kwɪp /
a clever or witty remark or comment.
a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest.
an odd or fantastic action or thing.
verb (used without object), quipped, quip·ping.
to utter quips.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of quip
1525–35; back formation from quippy quip <Latin quippe indeed
OTHER WORDS FROM quipquippish, adjectivequip·pish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for quip
/ (kwɪp) /
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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