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Your RBR Word of the Day: fillip

fillip \FIL-uhp\, noun:

1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
2. Something serving to rouse or excite; a stimulus.
3. A trivial addition; an embellishment.

transitive verb:
1. 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.
2. To snap; to project quickly.
3. To urge on; to provide a stimulus, by or as if by a fillip.


With a light fillip to the head of Arkansas State QB Corey Leonard, Brandon Deaderick provided one of the more endearing images of the 2008 season.