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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
quip /kwɪp/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  quipped, quip•ping. 
n. [countable]
  1. a clever or witty remark or comment.

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

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
quip  (kwip),USA pronunciation  n., v.,  quipped, quip•ping. 
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. 
  1. to utter quips.
quippish, adj. 
quippish•ness, n. 
  • Latin quippe indeed
  • back formation from quippy quip 1525–35
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged joke, witticism.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged 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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