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Something that excites or stimulates

This athlete's victory provided a much-needed fillip for national pride.

A flick; the act of releasing the index finger from the hold of a thumb with a snap
{n} a sudden stroke or toss with the finger
{v} to strike or hit with the finger
{i} something that provides a stimulus; stimulus, incentive, boost; flick of the finger
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
To snap; to project quickly
Something serving to rouse or excite
If someone or something gives a fillip to an activity or person, they suddenly encourage or improve them. The news gave a fillip to the telecommunications sector = boost. something that improves a situation or adds excitement or interest to something = boost (From the sound of sharply moving your fingers against your thumb)
A jerk of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow
anything that tends to arouse; "his approval was an added fillip"
{f} provide a stimulus; give a person incentive; strike something by snapping the fingertip
plural of fillip



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    /ˈfələp/ /ˈfɪləp/


    () ca. 1425–75; Middle English philippe to make a sound with right forefinger and thumb; uncert. orig. a fillip gradually became “something of small importance; a trifle.” “The rest is not worth a fillip with the finger.” And, the word could also express a short space of time (perhaps the time it took to “flick” the finger). “The a fillip of the finger was down in the gardens of Riu Gu.” Only in the 18th and 19th centuries did its current usage, as encouragement or stimulus, tend to dominate.

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