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February 7, 2018

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

 

Quaker fip - Qua*ker*fip n Also Quaker nickel  Cf fip, Yankee dime A kiss. 1846 Quincy (III) Whig 28 Feb 2/2 (DA), However happy he might have been to pay the Quaker fip, . .he was mortified at her seeming want of modesty in demanding it in the presence of so many witnesses. 

 

“There are so many slang terms for kiss, but no one’s ever heard of a Quaker fip.”

 

“Put a Quaker fip right there.”

 

“That’s about the least romantic word to hear at the end of an awesome date night. No, I don’t want a Quaker fip. Way to kill the mood.”

 

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

 

Works Cited

 

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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