Definition of quip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kwɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪp//
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a quick and clever remark to make a quip The senator made several quips during the interview, which got the audience laughing. Word Originmid 16th cent.: perhaps from Latin quippe ‘indeed, forsooth’.
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