The definition of a quip is a witty or funny comment or remark.(noun)
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.(verb)
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.
See quip in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: contr. < earlier quippy < L quippe, indeed, forsooth < quid, what + -pe, emphatic enclitic
See quip in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration of obsolete quippy
Origin: , perhaps from Latin quippe, indeed
Origin: , from quid, what; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
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