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Fillip

[FIL-əp]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Possibly of imitative origin, mid 15th century

1.

Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.

2.

[Archaic] a movement made by bending the last joint of the finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it; a flick of the finger.

Examples of Fillip in a sentence

"With a fillip of two fingers, Serena showed her irritation with the crowd."

"Springtime usually provides a fillip to automotive sales."

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