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quip

noun [C] uk   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".
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