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Word of the Day 11/25/18 Fillip

Fillip (verb, noun)
fillip [fil-uh p]


verb (used with object)
1. to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb.
2. to tap or strike smartly.
3. to drive by or as by a fillip: Anticipation filliped his passion.

verb (used without object)
4. to make a fillip with the fingers.

noun
5. an act or instance of filliping; a smart tap or stroke.
6. anything that tends to rouse, excite, or revive; a stimulus: Praise is an excellent fillip for waning ambition.

Related Words for fillip
boost, charge, tap, flip, incentive, excite

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Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English philippe to make a signal or sound with thumb and right forefinger; expressive word of uncertain orig; cf. flip

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