Quip



[kwip] /kwɪp/

noun
1.
a clever or witty remark or comment.
2.
a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest.
3.
a quibble.
4.
an odd or fantastic action or thing.
verb (used without object), quipped, quipping.
5.
to utter quips.
/kwɪp/
noun
1.
a sarcastic or cutting remark; gibe
2.
a witty or clever saying: a merry quip
3.
(archaic) another word for quibble
verb quips, quipping, quipped
4.
(intransitive) to make a quip
n.

1530s, variant of quippy in same sense (1510s), perhaps from Latin quippe “indeed, of course, as you see, naturally, obviously” (used sarcastically), from quid “what” (neuter of pronoun quis “who;” see who), and cf. quibble (n.)) + emphatic particle -pe.
v.

“make a quip,” 1570s, from quip (n.). Related: Quipped; quipping.

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