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.
- A snap or light blow made by pressing a fingertip against the thumb and suddenly releasing it.
- An embellishment that excites or stimulates: "Spritely tabasco onions, just a little crunch for the top, were an added fillip” ( Alison Arnett).
- One that is trivial or of little importance.
- To strike or propel rapidly by as or as if by a fillip: filliped his finger against my ear; filliped the pretzel across the counter.
- To stimulate or arouse.