Synonyms and related words:
Parthian shot, ad lib, aphorism, apophthegm, apothegm, back answer, barb, be merry with, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, caustic remark, cavil, chestnut, comeback, conceit, crack, crack a joke, crack wise, cut, cutting remark, dig, dodge, double entendre, drollery, dump, epigram, equivoque, facetiae, flash of wit, fleer, fleer at, flight of wit, flout, foolery, fun, gag, gibe, gibe at, gibing retort, happy thought, jab, jape, jeer, jest, jesuitism, joke, josh, kid, kid around, leg-pull, make a funny, make fun, make fun of, mock, mot, nasty crack, parting shot, persiflage, play of wit, play on words, pleasantry, poke fun at, pun, put-down, put-on, quibble, quiddity, quillet, quips and cranks, quirk, quodlibet, repartee, retort, ridicule, riposte, rude reproach, sally, scintillate, scintillation, scoff, scoff at, scurrility, short answer, shuffle, slam, slap, smart crack, smart saying, snappy comeback, sparkle, stroke of wit, swipe, taunt, turn of thought, twit, utter a mot, verbal thrust, wheeze, wisecrack, witticism, yak

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  • quip — quip·per; quip·pish; quip·ster; ses·quip·e·dal; quip; ses·quip·e·dal·ism; …   English syllables

  • Quip — Quip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quipping}.] To taunt; to treat with quips. [1913 Webster] The more he laughs, and does her closely quip. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quip — [kwıp] v past tense and past participle quipped present participle quipping [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Latin quippe certainly, indeed , from quid what ] to say something clever and amusing ▪ Giving up smoking is easy, he quipped.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Quip — Quip, n. [Cf. W. chwip a quick flirt or turn, chwipio to whip, to move briskly, and E. whip. Cf. {Quib}, {Quibble}.] 1. A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe. [1913 Webster] Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. Milton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quip — Quip, v. i. To scoff; to use taunts. Sir H. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quip — ► NOUN ▪ a witty remark. ► VERB (quipped, quipping) ▪ make a quip. DERIVATIVES quipster noun. ORIGIN perhaps from Latin quippe indeed …   English terms dictionary

  • quip — *joke, jest, jape, witticism, wisecrack, crack, gag …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • quip — [n] witty communication, often verbal badinage, banter, bon mot, crack, drollery, gag, gibe, insult, jeer, jest, joke, mockery, offense, pleasantry, pun, repartee, retort, riposte, sally, satire, spoof, wisecrack, witticism; concepts 273,278 …   New thesaurus

  • quip — [kwip] n. [contr. < earlier quippy < L quippe, indeed, forsooth < quid,WHAT + pe, emphatic enclitic] 1. a witty or, esp. formerly, sarcastic remark or reply; jest or gibe 2. a quibble; cavil 3. something curious or odd vt. quipped,… …   English World dictionary

  • quip — I n. to make a quip about II v. 1) (D; intr.) to quip about; at 2) (L) she quipped that being without a telephone for a few days would be nice * * * [kwɪp] at (D; intr.) to quip about (L) she quipped that being without a telephone for a few days… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • quip — {{11}}quip (n.) 1530s, variant of quippy in same sense (1510s), perhaps from L. quippe indeed, forsooth (used sarcastically), from quid what, neut. of quis who (Cf. QUIBBLE (Cf. quibble) (n.)) + emphatic particle pe. {{12}}quip (v.) 1580s, from… …   Etymology dictionary

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