quip

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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]

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    quip  (kwip), 
    n., v., quipped, quip•ping. 
    n. 
  • a clever or witty remark or comment.
  • a sharp, sarcastic remark;
    a cutting jest.
  • a quibble.
  • an odd or fantastic action or thing.

  • v.i. 
  • to utter quips.
  • Etymology:
    • Latin quippe indeed
    • back formation from quippy quip 1525–35
    quippish, adj. 
    quippish•ness, n. 
    1 . joke, witticism.2 . gibe, sally, jape.

    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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