What does fillip mean?

Definitions for fillip
ˈfɪl əpfil·lip

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bonus, fillipnoun

    anything that tends to arouse

    "his approval was an added fillip"

Wiktionary

  1. fillipnoun

    A flick; the act of releasing the index finger from the hold of a thumb with a snap.

    Etymology: From philippe, filippen. Origin uncertain. Probably an alteration of flappen. More at flap.

  2. fillipnoun

    Something that excites or stimulates.

    Etymology: From philippe, filippen. Origin uncertain. Probably an alteration of flappen. More at flap.

  3. fillipverb

    To strike or project with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb; flick.

    Etymology: From philippe, filippen. Origin uncertain. Probably an alteration of flappen. More at flap.

  4. fillipverb

    To tap or strike smartly.

    Etymology: From philippe, filippen. Origin uncertain. Probably an alteration of flappen. More at flap.

  5. fillipverb

    To make a fillip; drive by or as by a fillip; stimulate; excite; whet.

    The spicy aroma filliped my appetite.

    Etymology: From philippe, filippen. Origin uncertain. Probably an alteration of flappen. More at flap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fillipverb

    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

    Etymology: [For filp, flip. Cf. Flippant.]

  2. Fillipverb

    to snap; to project quickly

    Etymology: [For filp, flip. Cf. Flippant.]

  3. Fillipnoun

    a jerk of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow

    Etymology: [For filp, flip. Cf. Flippant.]

  4. Fillipnoun

    something serving to rouse or excite

    Etymology: [For filp, flip. Cf. Flippant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fillip

    fil′ip, v.t. to strike with the nail of the finger, forced from the ball of the thumb with a sudden jerk: to incite, drive:—pr.p. fill′iping; pa.p. fill′iped.n. a jerk of the finger from the thumb: anything which excites. [A form of flip.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fillip in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fillip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of fillip in a Sentence

  1. Nick Economou:

    If Labor was to lose that, it'd be a huge fillip for Turnbull, on the other hand, if Labor was to win with an increased majority, that would be a sign that there's a problem for the government.

  2. Michael McCarthy:

    A potential surprise draw in U.S. oil stocks would give a short-term fillip to the upside.

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