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

 

quip

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kwɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quip
BrE BrE//kwɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪp//
 
he / she / it quips
BrE BrE//kwɪps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪps//
 
past simple quipped
BrE BrE//kwɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪpt//
 
past participle quipped
BrE BrE//kwɪpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwɪpt//
 
-ing form quipping
BrE BrE//ˈkwɪpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɪpɪŋ//
 
 
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(quipping, quipped) + speech to make a quick and clever remark ‘Don’t bank on it!’ he quipped, when I asked him to be careful with the money. ‘I hope you’re not in a hurry!’ she quipped, and everyone laughed. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: perhaps from Latin quippe ‘indeed, forsooth’.
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