quip

  • 1 quip — quip·per; quip·pish; quip·ster; ses·quip·e·dal; quip; ses·quip·e·dal·ism; …

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  • 2 Quip — Quip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quipping}.] To taunt; to treat with quips. [1913 Webster] The more he laughs, and does her closely quip. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 quip — [kwıp] v past tense and past participle quipped present participle quipping [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Latin quippe certainly, indeed , from quid what ] to say something clever and amusing ▪ Giving up smoking is easy, he quipped.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 Quip — Quip, n. [Cf. W. chwip a quick flirt or turn, chwipio to whip, to move briskly, and E. whip. Cf. {Quib}, {Quibble}.] 1. A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe. [1913 Webster] Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. Milton …

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  • 5 Quip — Quip, v. i. To scoff; to use taunts. Sir H. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 quip — ► NOUN ▪ a witty remark. ► VERB (quipped, quipping) ▪ make a quip. DERIVATIVES quipster noun. ORIGIN perhaps from Latin quippe indeed …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 quip — *joke, jest, jape, witticism, wisecrack, crack, gag …

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  • 8 quip — [n] witty communication, often verbal badinage, banter, bon mot, crack, drollery, gag, gibe, insult, jeer, jest, joke, mockery, offense, pleasantry, pun, repartee, retort, riposte, sally, satire, spoof, wisecrack, witticism; concepts 273,278 …

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  • 9 quip — [kwip] n. [contr. < earlier quippy < L quippe, indeed, forsooth < quid,WHAT + pe, emphatic enclitic] 1. a witty or, esp. formerly, sarcastic remark or reply; jest or gibe 2. a quibble; cavil 3. something curious or odd vt. quipped,… …

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  • 10 quip — I n. to make a quip about II v. 1) (D; intr.) to quip about; at 2) (L) she quipped that being without a telephone for a few days would be nice * * * [kwɪp] at (D; intr.) to quip about (L) she quipped that being without a telephone for a few days… …

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  • 11 quip — {{11}}quip (n.) 1530s, variant of quippy in same sense (1510s), perhaps from L. quippe indeed, forsooth (used sarcastically), from quid what, neut. of quis who (Cf. QUIBBLE (Cf. quibble) (n.)) + emphatic particle pe. {{12}}quip (v.) 1580s, from… …

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  • 12 quip — I UK [kwɪp] / US verb [transitive] Word forms quip : present tense I/you/we/they quip he/she/it quips present participle quipping past tense quipped past participle quipped to say something funny or clever II UK [kwɪp] / US noun [countable] Word… …

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  • 13 quip — [[t]kwɪp[/t]] n. v. quipped, quip•ping 1) a clever or witty remark or comment 2) a sharp, sarcastic remark 3) quibble; cavil 4) an odd or fantastic action or thing 5) to utter quips • Etymology: 1525–35; back formation from quippy quip < L… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 quip — quip1 [ kwıp ] verb transitive to say something funny or clever quip quip 2 [ kwıp ] noun count a funny or clever remark …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 quip — [[t]kwɪ̱p[/t]] quips, quipping, quipped 1) N COUNT A quip is a remark that is intended be amusing or clever. [WRITTEN] The commentators make endless quips about the female players appearance. 2) VERB To quip means to say something that is… …

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  • 16 quip — quippish, adj. quippishness, n. /kwip/, n., v., quipped, quipping. n. 1. a clever or witty remark or comment. 2. a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest. 3. a quibble. 4. an odd or fantastic action or thing. v.i. 5. to utter quips. [1525 35;… …

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  • 17 quip — 1. noun /kwɪp/ A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe. 2. verb /kwɪp/ To make a quip …

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  • 18 quip — noun 1》 a witty remark. 2》 archaic a play on words. verb (quips, quipping, quipped) make a quip. Derivatives quipster noun Origin C16: perh. from L. quippe indeed, forsooth …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 quip — verb (I) to say something short clever and amusing: “Practice makes perfect,” quipped Peter when he saw Janet trying to ski. quip noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 quip — 1. noun the quip provoked a smile Syn: joke, witty remark, witticism, jest, pun, bon mot, sally, pleasantry; informal one liner, gag, crack, wisecrack, funny 2. verb I think he got the point , quipped Sean Syn: joke …

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