• enPR: kwĭp, IPA: /kwɪp/, [kʰw̥ɪp]

quip (plural quips)

  1. A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort or comeback; a gibe.
    • 1645, John Milton, L'Allegro
      Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Death of the Old Year
      He was full of joke and jest, / But all his merry quips are o'er.
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quip (quips, present participle quipping; past and past participle quipped)

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

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