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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A funny or witty saying. Also: To say a funny or witty saying.

Usage examples (37)
  • The quip was attributed to the author of the fantasy series.
  • In my reading, the Santayana quip is among the "requisite caveats" that Isaacson says Murphy "provides."
  • Also, rum & nog reminds me of a quip from the xmas episode of a favorite sitcom:
  • In the US a common quip is that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged. for more
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