Adjective "fillip" definition and examples

(Fillip may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈfɪlɪp/

Definitions and examples

noun

Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.
  1. '‘The book signing session should provide a fillip to sales,’ said Mr Black.'
  2. 'This will give a fillip to the local labour market and encourage people to consume judiciously.'
  3. 'This measure is sure to earn a good name for our traditional medicine systems abroad as well as give a fillip to our hotel industry.'
  4. 'A Danish ‘Yes’ vote might just have provided a fillip to market sentiment, particularly if it were supported by another round of intervention.'
  5. 'Taking advantage of various low-cost housing schemes and managing your income wisely can provide the extra fillip needed to get a mortgage large enough to buy your first house.'
  6. 'This is likely to give a fillip to the economy of the State.'
  7. 'He plans to upgrade the quality of engineering education, give a fillip to student development and provide web-based career counselling for college students.'
  8. 'It should be a fillip to all scorers that a scorer has finally received an honour.'
  9. 'Longer term, it appears that the planned merger between the Frankfurt and London Stock Exchanges will give a fillip to the campaign to have UK stamp duty abolished.'
  10. 'This is expected to give a fillip to the construction activity, slackened by the increased cost of materials.'
A movement made by bending the last joint of the finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it; a flick of the finger.

    verb

    Propel (a small object) with a flick of the fingers.

      More definitions

      1. to strike with the nail of a finger snapped from the end of the thumb.

      2. to tap or strike smartly.

      3. to drive by or as by a fillip: Anticipation filliped his passion. verb (used without object)

      4. to make a fillip with the fingers. noun

      5. an act or instance of filliping; a smart tap or stroke.

      6. anything that tends to rouse, excite, or revive; a stimulus: Praise is an excellent fillip for waning ambition.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "weeks can be fillip."

      "months can be fillip."

      Origin

      Late Middle English (in the sense ‘make a fillip with the fingers’): symbolic; compare with flick, flip.