quipster


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quip·ster

 (kwĭp′stər)
n.
One given to or known for making quips.

quipster

(ˈkwɪpstə)
n
a person inclined to make sarcastic or witty remarks
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quipster

noun
A person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter:
Informal: card.
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Basically unambitious, and no less a quipster than Andy, although his area of concentration is in contract law Jamie is handed a pro bono case he is ill-equipped to handle: a woman who wants to donate her heart to save her 14-year-old daughter's life, currently serving a 15-years-to-life sentence for the confessed murder of her husband.
and director Guy Ritchie also recreate old London while reinventing Arthur Conan Doyle's brainy, monkish detective as an action hero, verbal quipster -- and even a bit of a lover.
In the course of his colorful life, Charles Nelson Reilly was many things: game-show fixture, TV player, director, quipster, Broadway character actor.
Plummer and Dennehy are given colorful backup by O'Hare, who brings an enjoyable hint of Bert Lahr and even Groucho Marx to jaded quipster Hornbeck, a showy role originated by Tony Randall on Broadway in 1955 and played by Gene Kelly in the Kramer film.
A noted quipster, Sullivan peered through a window while awaiting to deplane.
AL MCGUIRE, the late Marquette basketball coach and quipster, on former MU guard Dean Meminger: "He's as quick as the last mass at a summer resort.
In this respect he's much like his hero Billy Connolly or the American quipster Robin Williams, both of whom he lists high on the pantheon of risk taking comedy.
331), Benedick proves he is no Rinaldo, nor even an Ariodanto, and his failure is revealingly discursive: underscoring the interjection of the heroic as some alien idiom, and underscoring the degree to which it is assumed by what Harry Berger calls the Men's Club of Messina (34) that Benedick the quipster is never fully serious, Benedick has a difficult time making his departure from levity understood by Clandio and Don Pedro, and making his challenge understood by its designated target, Claudio (5.
I'm not a sailor," says the quipster, who hopes to one day host a sketch comedy show a la Carol Burnett.
Paul Buhle, author of a biography of him to be published next year by the University of California Press, calls him the "Left's leading oldtime quipster.