Definitions for: Quip


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: crack, epigram, gag, sally, wisecrack

See Also: comment, expression, jest, joke, locution, remark, saying

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A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.

-- Ovid ( Poet)


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