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  • quip — quippish, adj. quippishness, n. /kwip/, n., v., quipped, quipping. 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. 5. to utter quips. [1525 35;… …   Universalium

  • quip — {{11}}quip (n.) 1530s, variant of quippy in same sense (1510s), perhaps from L. quippe indeed, forsooth (used sarcastically), from quid what, neut. of quis who (Cf. QUIBBLE (Cf. quibble) (n.)) + emphatic particle pe. {{12}}quip (v.) 1580s, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quip — [[t]kwɪp[/t]] n. v. quipped, quip•ping 1) a clever or witty remark or comment 2) a sharp, sarcastic remark 3) quibble; cavil 4) an odd or fantastic action or thing 5) to utter quips • Etymology: 1525–35; back formation from quippy quip < L… …   From formal English to slang

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