1. a snap or light blow made by pressing a fingertip against the thumb and suddenly releasing it 2. an embellishment that excites or stimulates 3. one that is trivial or of little importance

This word appears in a New York Times article about the upcoming “Lost Tomb of Jesus” show: “And to add a fillip of legitimacy, the Discovery Channel will follow the film with a panel discussion led by Ted Koppel.

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One Response to fillip

  1. Dad says:

    Also, a good name for an English prince.

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