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Quip Meaning & Definition
Quip Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quip?

[n] witty remark
[n] a witty saying
[v] make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quip: crack | epigram | gag | sally | wisecrack

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quip:

See Also | comment | expression | jest | joke | locution | remark | saying

Quip In Webster's Dictionary

\Quip\, n. [Cf. W. chwip a quick flirt or turn, chwipio to whip, to move briskly, and E. whip. Cf. {Quib}, {Quibble}.] A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe. Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. --Milton. He was full of joke and jest, But all his merry quips are o'er. --Tennyson.
\Quip\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quipping}.] To taunt; to treat with quips. The more he laughs, and does her closely quip. --Spenser.
\Quip\, v. i. To scoff; to use taunts. --Sir H. Sidney.

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