- The definition of a quip is a witty or funny comment or remark.
An example of a quip is the remark by Woody Allen: "In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows."
- To quip is to make a witty remark.
When Fred Allen made the funny remark "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me," this is an example of a time when Fred Allen quipped.
quip definition by Webster's New World
- a witty or, esp. formerly, sarcastic remark or reply; jest or gibe
- a quibble; cavil
- something curious or odd
Origin: contr. ; from earlier quippy ; from Classical Latin quippe, indeed, forsooth ; from quid, what plush -pe, emphatic enclitic
- quipster noun
quip definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A clever, witty remark often prompted by the occasion.
- A clever, often sarcastic remark; a gibe. See Synonyms at joke.
- A petty distinction or objection; a quibble.
- Something curious or odd.
Origin: Alteration of obsolete quippy, perhaps from Latin quippe, indeed, from quid, what; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
- quipˈpy adjective