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Meaning of FILLIP

Pronunciation:  'filup

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  anything that tends to arouse; "his approval was an added fillip"

FILLIP is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bonus
 See Also: positive stimulus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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