1. A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe.
2. A short humorous or witty comment or observation, usually spontaneously formed in response to a prior comment.
Quip \Quip\, v. i.
To scoff; to use taunts. --Sir H. Sidney.
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A quip like that would have doubtless prompted a twitter storm and a rap on the knuckles at the BBC (it's difficult, moreover, to imagine the corporation allowing him dub his new test circuit the "Ebola-drome"). telegraph.co.uk
Announced in March, Joss Whedon’s take on Batgirl arrived with obvious excitement. The creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer shepherding a presumably quip-filled female superhero vehicle? What brilliance! But then the wheels flew off. telegraph.co.uk
It was left to Winkleman to quip about the “odd headline” and Tess Daly to shut the whole thing down with the fabulously bland assertion "It's been quite a week, but tonight it's all about the dancing." telegraph.co.uk
It was warm, witty and crowd-pleasingly relatable. Well, except for head judge Simon Cowell, who admitted that he simply didn’t get it. Cue a quickfire David Walliams quip: “Well, the only nappies he ever changes are Louis Walsh’s.” telegraph.co.uk
Lynch appeared eager to put the issue behind her on Friday, concluding the discussion with a sarcastic quip when asked to name the one piece of wisdom she wished former attorney general Eric Holder had imparted upon her. theguardian.com
Parton remained quiet, but managed to trend on Twitter after making a quip about her famously inflated bust and the Best Supporting Actor category: “If it hadn’t been for good support, Shock and Awe here would be more like Flopsy and Droopy.” telegraph.co.uk
“Less is Moore” goes the old quip. It refers to the way, in his later years, Henry Moore produced a surfeit of castings of his large bronzes. There was a period in the Sixties when it seemed no corporate plaza or new public square was complete without one. telegraph.co.uk