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Webster 1913 Edition


Quip

Quip

(kwĭp)
,
Noun.
[Cf. W.
chwip
a quick flirt or turn,
chwipio
to whip, to move briskly, and E.
whip
. Cf.
Quib
,
Quibble
.]
1.
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

,
Verb.
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

,
Verb.
I.
To scoff; to use taunts.
Sir H. Sidney.

Webster 1828 Edition


Quip

QUIP

,
Noun.
A smart sarcastic turn; a taunt; a severe retort.

QUIP

,
Verb.
T.
To taunt; to treat with a sarcastic retort.

QUIP

,
Verb.
I.
To scoff.

Definition 2022


quip

quip

English

Noun

quip (plural quips)

  1. A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort or comeback; a gibe.
    • Milton
      Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles.
    • Tennyson
      He was full of joke and jest, / But all his merry quips are o'er.

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:joke

Translations

Verb

quip (third-person singular simple present quips, present participle quipping, simple past and past participle quipped)

  1. (intransitive) To make a quip.
    • 2012 June 3, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)”, in (Please provide the title of the work):
      In an eerily prescient bit, Kent Brockman laughingly quips that if seventy degree weather in the winter is the Gashouse Effect in action, he doesn’t mind one bit.
  2. (transitive) To taunt; to treat with quips.
    • Spenser
      the more he laughs, and does her closely quip

Translations