(noun, verb)


1. anything that tends to arouse

- his approval was an added fillip

Similar word(s): bonus

Definition categories: thought

Sentences with fillip as a noun:

- This measure gave a fillip to the housing market.

- This athlete's victory provided a much-needed fillip for national pride.


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

2. (transitive) To tap or strike smartly.

3. (transitive) To make a fillip; drive by or as by a fillip; stimulate; excite; whet.

- The spicy aroma filliped my appetite.

4. To snap; to project quickly.