quip

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Perhaps from Latin quippe (indeed).

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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.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (intransitive) To make a quip.
  2. (transitive) To taunt; to treat with quips.
    • Spenser
      the more he laughs, and does her closely quip

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