Word of the Day – Quip

Word of the Day : January 25, 2022


noun KWIP

What It Means

quip is a clever remark or a witty or funny observation or response.

// They traded quips over a beer.

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QUIP in Context

“[Ronald Reagan] faced the age question during his reelection campaign in 1984, when he was only 73. In his debate against Democrat Walter F. Mondale, he dispelled the issue with a quip: ‘I will not make age an issue in this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.'” — Doyle McManus, The Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2021

Did You Know?

Quip is a shortening of quippy, a noun that is no longer in use. Etymologists believe that quippy came from Latin quippe, a word meaning “indeed” or “to be sure” that was often used ironically.