WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
quip /kwɪp/USA pronunciation n., v., quipped, quip•ping.

n. [countable]
  • a clever or witty remark or comment.

  • v. [no object]
  • to make or utter a quip.
  • quip•ster, n. [countable]


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    quip /kwɪp/ n
    1. a sarcastic or cutting remark; gibe
    2. a witty or clever saying
    3. archaic
      another word for quibble
    vb (quips, quipping, quipped)
    1. (intransitive) to make a quip
    Etymology: 16th Century: from earlier quippy, probably from Latin quippe indeed, to be sure



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