Definition of fillip in English:
- This is expected to give a fillip to the construction activity, slackened by the increased cost of materials.
- This will give a fillip to the local labour market and encourage people to consume judiciously.
- It should be a fillip to all scorers that a scorer has finally received an honour.
verb (fillips, filliping, filliped)[with object] archaic Back to top
Back in the Middle Ages fillip meant simply ‘a flick of the finger’, and probably came into use because the sound was felt to represent the movement. Flip (mid 16th century) is probably a shortening, expanded in turn in the early 17th century to form flippant.
Words that rhyme with fillipPhilip
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