gag vs quip what difference

what is difference between gag and quip

English

Etymology

The verb is from 15th-century Middle English gaggen, Early Modern English gagge, possibly imitative or perhaps related to or influenced by Old Norse gag-háls (“with head thrown backwards”; > Norwegian dialectal gaga (bent backwards)). The intransitive sense “to retch” is from 1707.

The noun is from the 16th century, figurative use (for “repression of speech”) from the 1620s. The secondary meaning “(practical) joke” is from 1863, of unclear origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡæɡ/
  • Rhymes: -æɡ

Noun

gag (plural gags)

  1. A device to restrain speech, such as a rag in the mouth secured with tape or a rubber ball threaded onto a cord or strap.
  2. (law) An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject.
  3. (figuratively) Any suppression of freedom of speech.
  4. A joke or other mischievous prank.
  5. (film) a device or trick used to create a practical effect; a gimmick
  6. A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.
  7. (archaic) A mouthful that makes one retch or choke.
  8. Mycteroperca microlepis, a species of grouper.
    Synonym: gag grouper

Synonyms

  • (legal): gag order
  • (joke): See also Thesaurus:joke

Derived terms

  • ballgag
  • gagless
  • sight gag
  • running gag

Descendants

  • French: gag
  • Italian: gag
  • Spanish: gag

Translations

Verb

gag (third-person singular simple present gags, present participle gagging, simple past and past participle gagged)

  1. (intransitive) To experience the vomiting reflex.
  2. (transitive) To cause to heave with nausea.
    • 2008, Stephen King, “A Very Tight Place”
      His empty stomach was suddenly full of butterflies, and for the first time since arriving here at scenic Durkin Grove Village, he felt an urge to gag himself. He would be able to think more clearly about this if he just stuck his fingers down his throat []
  3. (transitive) To restrain someone’s speech by blocking his or her mouth.
  4. (transitive) To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
    • 1917, Francis Gregor (translator), De Laudibus Legum Angliae, Sir John Fortescue, written 1468–1471, first published 1543.
      [] some have their mouths gagged to such a wideness, for a long time, whereat such quantities of water are poured in, that their bellies swell to a prodigious degree []
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To restrain someone’s speech without using physical means.
    When the financial irregularities were discovered, the CEO gagged everyone in the accounting department.
    • c. 1840, Thomas Macaulay, Essay on Machiavelli
      The time was not yet come when eloquence was to be gagged, and reason to be hoodwinked.
  6. (transitive, intransitive) To choke; to retch.
  7. (transitive, intransitive, obsolete, slang) To deceive (someone); to con.
    • 1777, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin 2001, p. 79:
      I endeavoured what I could to soften off the affectation of her sudden change of Disposition; and I gagged the Gentleman with as much ease as my very little ease would allow me to assume.

Derived terms

  • gag me with a spoon

Translations

Related terms

  • blech
  • retch

References

  • gag in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Further reading

  • gag at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • agg

French

Etymology

From English gag.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡaɡ/

Noun

gag m (plural gags)

  1. joke

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English gag.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɛɡ/

Noun

gag m (invariable)

  1. gag, joke
    Synonyms: scherzo, freddura; see also Thesaurus:battuta

References

Anagrams

  • agg.

Occitan

Pronunciation

Noun

gag m (plural gags)

  1. jay

Romanian

Etymology

From French gag.

Noun

gag n (plural gaguri)

  1. joke

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

From English gag.

Noun

gag m (plural gags)

  1. gag (joke)

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /kaːk˧/
  • Tone numbers: gag8
  • Hyphenation: gag

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “From 各?”)

Adverb

gag (Sawndip forms or or , old orthography gag)

  1. by oneself; alone
    Synonym: (dialectal) haek
  2. on one’s own; by oneself; without permission
    Synonym: (dialectal) gujgag
  3. just; only
Derived terms

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “From 咯? 咳?”)

Verb

gag (old orthography gag)

  1. to eject; to cough up
    Synonym: (dialectal) gak


English

Etymology

Perhaps from Latin quippe (indeed), ultimately quid (what).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: kwĭp, IPA(key): /kwɪp/, [kʰw̥ɪp]
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Noun

quip (plural quips)

  1. A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort or comeback; a gibe.
    • 1645, John Milton, L’Allegro
      Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Death of the Old Year
      He was full of joke and jest, / But all his merry quips are o’er.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:joke

Derived terms

  • quipful

Translations

Verb

quip (third-person singular simple present quips, present participle quipping, simple past and past participle quipped)

  1. (intransitive) To make a quip.
  2. (transitive) To taunt; to treat with quips.
    • 1957, H. E. Bates, Death of a Huntsman
      He did not really mind being quipped; the city gentlemen made him used to that sort of thing.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Puqi

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