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quip

[ kwip ]SEE DEFINITION OF quip

Synonyms for quip

  • banter
  • gag
  • gibe
  • pleasantry
  • pun
  • repartee
  • retort
  • satire
  • wisecrack
  • witticism
  • badinage
  • crack
  • drollery
  • insult
  • jeer
  • jest
  • joke
  • mockery
  • offense
  • riposte
  • sally
  • spoof
  • bon mot
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Antonyms for quip

  • flattery
  • praise
  • seriousness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUIP

It was nothing—only the quip of a witty fellow, descendant of a Spanish freebooter.

Quip had followed quip until in their jests they transcended all bounds.

Is not the quip of the Curé worthy of any son of the Emerald Isle?

The men may have smiled at Landy's quip but Maizie laughed aloud.

Receiving no answer to the quip, she drew a chair to the table and sat down.

This quip has been wrongfully attributed to Brillat-Savarin.

The merriment died out of her eyes, and the quip on her tongue failed her.

He laughed, but suppressed the quip that might have afforded some hidden satisfaction.

The squires passed him with a jest, the waiting maids threw a quip at him.

His spirits were irrepressible, and he was always ready with quip and wit.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, variant of quippy in same sense (1510s), perhaps from Latin quippe "indeed, of course, as you see, naturally, obviously" (used sarcastically), from quid "what" (neuter of pronoun quis "who;" see who), and cf. quibble (n.)) + emphatic particle -pe.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUIP

clever remark

nounwitty comment
  • bon mot
  • clever comment
  • quip
  • witticism
  • witty remark

dig

nouninsult
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