from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clever, witty remark often prompted by the occasion.
- n. A clever, often sarcastic remark; a gibe. See Synonyms at joke.
- n. A petty distinction or objection; a quibble.
- n. Something curious or odd.
- intransitive v. To make quips or a quip.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort or comeback; a gibe.
- v. To make a quip.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe.
- n. A short humorous or witty comment or observation, usually spontaneously formed in response to a prior comment.
- transitive v. To taunt; to treat with quips.
- intransitive v. To scoff; to use taunts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A smart sarcastic turn; a sharp or cutting jest; a severe retort; a gibe.
- To use quips or sarcasms; gibe; scoff.
- To utter quips or sarcasms on; taunt; treat with a sarcastic retort; sneer at.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a witty saying
- v. make jokes or quips
- n. witty remark
Alteration of obsolete quippy, perhaps from Latin quippe, indeed, from quid, what; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from Latin quippe ("indeed"). (Wiktionary)