Meaning of “quip” in the English Dictionary

"quip" in British English

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quipnoun [ C ]

uk /kwɪp/ us /kwɪp/

a humorous and clever remark:

It was Oscar Wilde who made the famous quip about life mimicking art.
quip
verb [ I ] uk us plural -pp-

[ + speech ] When asked earlier why he seemed to be so relaxed, Mr McCarthy quipped: "It's the drugs."

(Definition of “quip” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quip" in American English

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quipnoun [ C ]

us /kwɪp/

a quick, intelligent, and often amusing remark

quip
verb [ T ] us /kwɪp/ -pp-

The piano mover quipped, “Of course I love piano – I picked it up as a child!”

(Definition of “quip” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)