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quip

[kwip] /kwɪp/
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
1525-1535
1525-35; back formation from quippy quip < Latin quippe indeed
Related forms
quippish, adjective
quippishness, noun
Synonyms
1. joke, witticism. 2. gibe, sally, jape.
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British Dictionary definitions for quipping

quip

/kwɪp/
noun
1.
a sarcastic or cutting remark; gibe
2.
a witty or clever saying a merry quip
3.
(archaic) another word for quibble
verb quips, quipping, quipped
4.
(intransitive) to make a quip
Word Origin
C16: from earlier quippy, probably from Latin quippe indeed, to be sure
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Word Origin and History for quipping
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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