Quip meaning

kwĭp
A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort or comeback; a gibe.
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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."

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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.

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A clever, witty remark.
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To say (something) as a quip.
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A witty or, esp. formerly, sarcastic remark or reply; jest or gibe.
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Something curious or odd.
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(now rare) To direct quips, or gibes, at.
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To utter quips or a quip.
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(intransitive) To make a quip.
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To taunt; to treat with quips.
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To make quips or a quip.
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A quibble; cavil.
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Origin of quip

  • Alteration of obsolete quippy perhaps from Latin quippe indeed from quid what kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Latin quippe (“indeed").

    From Wiktionary