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Fillip definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FIL'LIP, v.t. [probably from the root of L. pello, like pelt. See Filly.]
To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with some violence.
FIL'LIP, n. a jerk of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: anything that tends to arouse; "his approval was an added fillip" [syn: bonus, fillip]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Etymology: probably of imitative origin Date: 15th century 1. a. to make a filliping motion with b. to strike or tap with a fillip <filliped him on the nose> 2. to project quickly by or as if by a fillip <fillip crumbs off the table> 3. stimulate <with this to fillip his spirits Robert Westerby> II. noun Date: 1519 1. a. a blow or gesture made by the sudden forcible straightening of a finger curled up against the thumb b. a short sharp blow ; buffet 2. something tending to arouse or excite: as a. stimulus <just the fillip my confidence needed> <lent a fillip of danger to the sport> b. a trivial addition ; embellishment <showy fillips of language> c. a significant and often unexpected development ; wrinkle <plot twists and fillips>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a stimulus or incentive. 2 a a sudden release of a finger or thumb when it has been bent and checked by a thumb or finger. b a slight smart stroke given in this way. --v. (filliped, filliping) 1 tr. stimulate (fillip one's memory). 2 tr. strike slightly and smartly. 3 tr. propel (a coin, marble, etc.) with a fillip. 4 intr. make a fillip. Etymology: imit.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fillip Fil"lip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Filliped; p. pr. & vb. n. Filliping.] [For filp, flip. Cf. Flippant.] 1. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger. ``You filip me o' the head.'' --Shak. 2. To snap; to project quickly. The use of the elastic switch to fillip small missiles with. --Tylor.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fillip Fil"lip, n. 1. A jerk of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow. 2. Something serving to rouse or excite. I take a glass of grog for a filip. --Dickens.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(fillips) If someone or something gives a fillip to an activity or person, they suddenly encourage or improve them. (WRITTEN) The news gave a fillip to the telecommunications sector... = boost N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N to/for n

Moby Thesaurus

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