What does the word fillip mean?

Usage examples for fillip

  1. Sunday morning church is a this- world function with a pietized gossip and a decorous sort of sociable with an intellectual fillip thrown in. – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  2. Roustan misunderstood me, though his hint Serves as a fillip to a flaccid brain.... – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy