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quip

 (kwĭp)
n.
A clever, witty remark. See Synonyms at joke.
v. quipped, quip·ping, quips
v.intr.
To make quips or a quip.
v.tr.
To say (something) as a quip.

[Alteration of obsolete quippy, perhaps from Latin quippe, indeed, from quid, what; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]

quip′py adj.

quip

(kwɪp)
n
1. a sarcastic or cutting remark; gibe
2. a witty or clever saying: a merry quip.
3. archaic another word for quibble
vb, quips, quipping or quipped
(intr) to make a quip
[C16: from earlier quippy, probably from Latin quippe indeed, to be sure]

quip

(kwɪp)

n., v. quipped, quip•ping. n.
1. a clever or witty remark or comment.
2. a sharp, sarcastic remark.
3. quibble; cavil.
4. an odd or fantastic action or thing.
v.i.
5. to utter quips.
[1525–35; back formation from quippy quip < Latin quippe indeed]
quip′ster, n.

quip


Past participle: quipped
Gerund: quipping

Imperative
quip
quip
Present
I quip
you quip
he/she/it quips
we quip
you quip
they quip
Preterite
I quipped
you quipped
he/she/it quipped
we quipped
you quipped
they quipped
Present Continuous
I am quipping
you are quipping
he/she/it is quipping
we are quipping
you are quipping
they are quipping
Present Perfect
I have quipped
you have quipped
he/she/it has quipped
we have quipped
you have quipped
they have quipped
Past Continuous
I was quipping
you were quipping
he/she/it was quipping
we were quipping
you were quipping
they were quipping
Past Perfect
I had quipped
you had quipped
he/she/it had quipped
we had quipped
you had quipped
they had quipped
Future
I will quip
you will quip
he/she/it will quip
we will quip
you will quip
they will quip
Future Perfect
I will have quipped
you will have quipped
he/she/it will have quipped
we will have quipped
you will have quipped
they will have quipped
Future Continuous
I will be quipping
you will be quipping
he/she/it will be quipping
we will be quipping
you will be quipping
they will be quipping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quipping
you have been quipping
he/she/it has been quipping
we have been quipping
you have been quipping
they have been quipping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quipping
you will have been quipping
he/she/it will have been quipping
we will have been quipping
you will have been quipping
they will have been quipping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quipping
you had been quipping
he/she/it had been quipping
we had been quipping
you had been quipping
they had been quipping
Conditional
I would quip
you would quip
he/she/it would quip
we would quip
you would quip
they would quip
Past Conditional
I would have quipped
you would have quipped
he/she/it would have quipped
we would have quipped
you would have quipped
they would have quipped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quip - a witty saying
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
2.quip - witty remark
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
Verb1.quip - make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
jest, joke - tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"

quip

verb
1. joke, jest, wisecrack (informal), pun 'He'll have to go on a diet,' Ballard quipped.

quip

noun
1. Words or actions intended to excite laughter or amusement:
Informal: funny, gag.
Slang: ha-ha.
2. A flippant or sarcastic remark:
Slang: wisecrack.
Translations
يُعْطي تَعْليقا ساخِرا
vtipkovatvtipná poznámka
komme med en kvik bemærkningkvik bemærkningskæmte
csípõs megjegyzés
hnyttileg athugasemdkoma meî hnyttilegar athugasemdir
kalbėti šmaikščiaišmaikšti pastaba
asprātībateikt asprātību
vtipkovaťvtipná poznámka
nükteli söznükteli söz söylemekzekîce cevapzekîce cevap vermek

quip

[kwɪp]
A. Nocurrencia f, salida f
B. VT "you'll have to go on a diet!" he quippedtendrás que ponerte a dieta! -dijo bromeando
C. VIbromear

quip

[ˈkwɪp]
nremarque piquante or spirituelle, pointe f
to make a quip about sth → faire des plaisanteries sur qch
vtdéclarer d'un ton malicieux
... he quipped → ... lança-t-il d'un ton malicieux.
to quip that → déclarer d'un ton malicieux que

quip

vtiwitzeln

quip

[kwɪp] nbattuta di spirito

quip

(kwip) noun
a quick, witty remark. He is very good at making clever quips.
verbpast tense, past participle quipped
verb to make a quip or quips.
References in classic literature ?
The entire band repeated this quip in a voice of thunder, clapping their hands furiously.
The first warning Sheldon had of the other's growing interest in the girl was when Tudor eased down and finally ceased pricking him with his habitual sharpness of quip and speech.
Men and women danced in moccasins, and the place was soon a-roar, Burning Daylight the centre of it and the animating spark, with quip and jest and rough merriment rousing them out of the slough of despond in which he had found them.
A long time she sat upon the stool (6) without speaking because of her sorrow, and greeted no one by word or by sign, but rested, never smiling, and tasting neither food nor drink, because she pined with longing for her deep-bosomed daughter, until careful Iambe -- who pleased her moods in aftertime also -- moved the holy lady with many a quip and jest to smile and laugh and cheer her heart.
For some years Wilson had been privately at work on a whimsical almanac, for his amusement--a calendar, with a little dab of ostensible philosophy, usually in ironical form, appended to each date; and the judge thought that these quips and fancies of Wilson's were neatly turned and cute; so he carried a handful of them around one day, and read them to some of the chief citizens.