Adjective "quipped" definition and examples

(Quipped may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A witty remark.
  1. 'His quips and jokes were still at my expense, but he did tone things down a little.'
  2. 'Please also excuse the abundance of randomly inserted comments and quips which I think are witty but are probably not.'
  3. 'I came up with excellent quips and remarks and wise cracks.'
  4. 'But for all the jolly quips and witty asides public relations and advertising are tough, unforgiving industries, teaming with showmanship and bravado.'
  5. 'Are you thinking up witty quips for the European press as we speak?'
  6. 'Heaps of other stuff happened with the other characters and there were witty quips but I left my notebook at home.'
  7. 'I did like the style and it's full of witty quips.'
  8. 'I have a general hatred of the supposedly witty quips in action movies.'
  9. 'At home he had been funny, sociable, always ready for a quip or a practical joke.'


Make a witty remark.
  1. 'An election, someone once quipped, is the only race in which most people pick the winner.'
  2. '‘The socialist meets the socialite,’ he quipped, but that was to understate the awesome mismatch.'
  3. 'A London media wag, bemused by the pace of life in Scarborough, had quipped in the run up to the game that the town did not so much have cup fever as a sore throat and runny nose.'
  4. 'Then again, he pauses for a minute before quipping: ‘The only animal I am really scared of is the one that walks on two legs.’'
  5. 'As the New York Times has quipped, once hot offerings have now become hot potatoes.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"fighters can be quipped."

"aides can be quipped."


(quip)Mid 16th century: perhaps from Latin quippe ‘indeed, forsooth’.