Quip

Definition of Quip

n.1.A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe.
Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles.
- Milton.
He was full of joke and jest,
But all his merry quips are o'er.
- Tennyson.
2.A short humorous or witty comment or observation, usually spontaneously formed in response to a prior comment.
v. t.1.To taunt; to treat with quips.
[imp. & p. p. Quipped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Quipping .]
The more he laughs, and does her closely quip.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To scoff; to use taunts.

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