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Definition of fillip:

  1. A jerk of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
  2. Something serving to rouse or excite.
  3. To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet.
  4. To snap; to project quickly.
  5. To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger.


goad, impulse, motivation, blow, encouragement, stimulus, push, rap, bonus, inducement, stimulator, stroke, spur, incentive, tap, stimulant, prod, stimulation, impetus, cause.

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