Tuesday, April 03, 2001
Definitions for fillip
- A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
- Something serving to rouse or excite; a stimulus.
- A trivial addition; an embellishment.
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Citations for fillip
If any one in Mirgorod gives him a neckerchief or underclothes, he returns thanks; if any one gives him a fillip on the nose--he returns thanks then also.
You fillip me o' the head.
Origin of fillip
late Middle English
Fillip is probably of imitative origin.