Adjective "fillip" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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.


    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."


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