Filliping
Fillip Fil"lip (f[i^]l"l[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filliped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filliping}.] [For filp, flip. Cf. {Flippant}.] 1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger. ``You fillip me o' the head.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To snap; to project quickly. [1913 Webster]

The use of the elastic switch to fillip small missiles with. --Tylor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • filliping — fil·lip || fɪlɪp n. something that provides a stimulus; stimulus, incentive, boost; flick of the finger v. provide a stimulus; give a person incentive; strike something by snapping the fingertip …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fillip — Fil lip (f[i^]l l[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filliped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filliping}.] [For filp, flip. Cf. {Flippant}.] 1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Filliped — Fillip Fil lip (f[i^]l l[i^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filliped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filliping}.] [For filp, flip. Cf. {Flippant}.] 1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fillip — I. transitive verb Etymology: probably of imitative origin Date: 15th century 1. a. to make a filliping motion with b. to strike or tap with a fillip < filliped him on the nose > 2. to project quickly by or as if by a fillip < fillip crumbs off… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fillip — /fil euhp/, v.t. 1. to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb. 2. to tap or strike smartly. 3. to drive by or as by a fillip: Anticipation filliped his passion. v.i. 4. to make a fillip with the fingers. n. 5. an act… …   Universalium

  • fillip — [ fɪlɪp] noun 1》 a stimulus or boost. 2》 archaic a movement made by bending the last joint of the finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it. verb (fillips, filliping, filliped) archaic propel (a small object) with a flick of the fingers …   English new terms dictionary

  • fillip — fil•lip [[t]ˈfɪl əp[/t]] v. t. 1) to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb 2) to tap or strike smartly 3) to drive by or as if by a fillip 4) to make a fillip with the fingers 5) an act or instance of filliping; a… …   From formal English to slang

  • fillip — /ˈfɪləp / (say filuhp) verb (t) 1. to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb. 2. to tap or strike smartly. 3. to drive by or as by a fillip. –verb (i) 4. to make a fillip with the fingers. –noun 5. the act or movement… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fillip — n. & v. n. 1 a stimulus or incentive. 2 a a sudden release of a finger or thumb when it has been bent and checked by a thumb or finger. b a slight smart stroke given in this way. v. (filliped, filliping) 1 tr. stimulate (fillip one s memory). 2… …   Useful english dictionary

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