Quip ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Quip ( noun )

  1. A witty or apt remark, esp. a cutting or sarcastic one.
  2. A clever or amusing comment or remark, often made spontaneously.

Origin:

Middle english quipe, from old english cwīpe, from cwīpan, to quicken, revive, from cwīp, quick, lively; akin to old high german quīfan to live, old english cwīcan to quiver.

Examples:

  1. He made a quip about the weather.
  2. The comedian told a string of quips during his stand-up routine.
  3. The quip was met with a roar of laughter from the audience.
  4. She made a quip about his tie, causing him to look down and realize it was on inside out.
  5. The politician"s quip about the other party"s policies was met with applause.

(As a verb)

Quip ( verb )

  1. A witty or apt remark, esp. a cutting or sarcastic one.
  2. A clever or amusing comment or remark, often made spontaneously.

Origin:

Middle english quipe, from old english cwīpe, from cwīpan, to quicken, revive, from cwīp, quick, lively; akin to old high german quīfan to live, old english cwīcan to quiver.

Examples:

  1. He made a quip about the weather.
  2. The comedian told a string of quips during his stand-up routine.
  3. The quip was met with a roar of laughter from the audience.
  4. She made a quip about his tie, causing him to look down and realize it was on inside out.
  5. The politician"s quip about the other party"s policies was met with applause.
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