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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.
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Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles. Milton.
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He was full of joke and jest,
But all his merry quips are o'er.
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2. A short humorous or witty comment or observation, usually spontaneously formed in response to a prior comment.


Quip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quipped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Quipping (?).] To taunt; to treat with quips.
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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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