fillip fillip  /ˈfɪ ləp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) anything that tends to arouse

Usage(s):

  1. Wide World is a rotating sequence of four formatsa week each of Jack Paar, Dick Cavett, comedy and mystery, with two nights of rock music thrown in as a fillip.
  2. An orderly, fair election in Nigeria would give a mighty fillip to the democratic project in Africa.
  3. But the Israelite's keenest fillip comes from Golden's saucy good sense on issues affecting racial and religious minorities.

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  1. "The only potential short term fillip for the share price would come from an acquisition by a bank with the capability to fund the business on an ongoing basis or a stabilization of the credit markets," said Landsbanki analyst Ian Poulter.
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Ian Poulter Source: Washington Post

  2. "Terrorist activities coupled with politics far removed from the common man gave a fillip to instability in the nation and put democracy at risk," Gyanendra said in his message read over state radio and television. "It is clear to our...
    on Feb 18, 2005 By: King Gyanendra Source: International Herald Tribune

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