quip

[kwip]
noun
1.
a clever or witty remark or comment.
2.
a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest.
3.
a quibble.
4.
an odd or fantastic action or thing.
verb (used without object), quipped, quipping.
5.
to utter quips.

Origin:
1525–35; back formation from quippy quip < Latin quippe indeed

quippish, adjective
quippishness, noun


1. joke, witticism. 2. gibe, sally, jape.
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quip (kwɪp)
 
n
1.  a sarcastic or cutting remark; gibe
2.  a witty or clever saying: a merry quip
3.  archaic another word for quibble
 
vb , quips, quipping, quipped
4.  (intr) to make a quip
 
[C16: from earlier quippy, probably from Latin quippe indeed, to be sure]

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quip
1532, variant of quippy, in same sense (1519), perhaps from L. quippe "indeed, forsooth" (used sarcastically), from quid "what," neut. of quis "who" (cf. quibble) + emphatic particle -pe. The verb is recorded from 1584.
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Example sentences
For one thing, he rarely cracks jokes in his taped lectures, because such quips
  seem strange in the vacuum of the studio.
The edition is generously sprinkled with the writer's quips, essays, and
  correspondence offering spiritual insight.
Complexity does not make fodder for honest quips and barbs.
Whatever jokes or quips popped into his head were stuck there.
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