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noun as in witty communication, often verbal

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In Season 1, a quip about real-life journeyman manager Harry Redknapp desperately seeking the Richmond job rang true to many a Premier League fan.

To paraphrase a quip about history often attributed to Mark Twain, geological events don’t repeat themselves but they often rhyme.

The exchange between the 86-year-old male senator and the much younger female nominee to lead the EPA’s Office of Water was not antagonistic, but drew attention from those who wondered whether he would have made the same quip to a man.

Passing my desk in a flash, a former manager and resident quip master asked me sternly if I was expecting any other deliveries, or was it safe to get back to work.

From Quartz

Nothing can pull an at-home viewer away from the artistic escape like a quip that plays to crickets, or an applause break turned pregnant pause.

In one of the moments I chatted briefly with him he made a quip about my work that my mother still quotes to this day.

This man, the man of the left, says in private ‘the toothless,’ proud of his quip.

Pepper, a phrase drawn from a quip by another contender, means a second round in the presidential election, to be held in June.

Within hours of releasing my quip into the Twittersphere, five different publications jumped on it.

That quip reflected his own travails with thinking outside the box.

For a true pun always has a humorous idea behind the verbal quip that is its prominent characteristic.

It was a relief to hear his own voice in some such apparently light-hearted quip.

So Andrew Lackaday threw himself back in his chair and laughed at Elodie's quip.

Smiling, debonair, complacent, the morrow's bridegroom had a careless quip for all and sundry on that last night.

It was the traveler whose quip was now being repeated miles away, far in advance of him.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quip, such as: banter, gag, gibe, pleasantry, pun, and repartee.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.