Quip (?), n. [Cf. W. chwip a quick flirt or turn, chwipio to whip, to move briskly, and E. whip. Cf. Quib, Quibble.]

A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe.

Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. Milton.

He was full of joke and jest, But all his merry quips are o'er. Tennyson.


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Quip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quipped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Quipping (?).]

To taunt; to treat with quips.

The more he laughs, and does her closely quip. Spenser.


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Quip, v. i.

To scoff; to use taunts.

Sir H. Sidney.


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