1. (adjective) The the art or tendency of making witty or clever remarks and observations, often in a light-hearted or humorous manner. It encapsulates the skill of delivering quips that are both amusing and insightful, showcasing verbal dexterity and a sharp mind.


In the middle of a team meeting, when the discussion turned to the daunting task of reorganizing the entire office, Jake lightened the mood with a bit of quippery, saying, “Well, they say a change is as good as a rest, but I don’t remember resting this much last time we moved a desk!”


Fun Fact

The term “quip” comes from the Latin word “quippe,” which was often used sarcastically in Latin literature. It translates to “indeed” or “of course,” but its usage implied a level of irony or disbelief, setting the foundation for today’s playful and sarcastic quips.