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fil·lip / ˈfiləp/ • n. 1. something that acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity: the halving of the automobile tax would provide a fillip to sales.2. archaic a movement made by bending the last joint of a finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it; a flick of the finger.• v. (-liped, -lip·ing) [tr.] archaic propel (a small object) with a flick of the finger. ∎  strike (someone or something) slightly and smartly: he filliped him on the nose.