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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Latin quippe 'certainly, indeed', from quid 'what'

quip

verb
     
quip past tense and past participle quipped, present participle quipping [transitive]
to say something clever and amusing:
'Giving up smoking is easy,' he quipped. 'I've done it hundreds of times.'
quip noun [countable]
an amusing quip

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