Here’s today’s great word…
noun: fillip; plural noun: fillips
1.something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.“the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales”
synonyms: stimulus, stimulation, stimulant, boost, encouragement, incitement, incentive, impetus, inducement, motivation; More antonyms: curb
2.archaica movement made by bending the last joint of the finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it; a flick of the finger.
a slight smart stroke or tap inflicted with a flick of the finger.
verb: fillip; 3rd person present: fillips; past tense: filliped; past participle: filliped; gerund or present participle: filliping
1.propel (a small object) with a flick of the fingers.
strike slightly and smartly.“he filliped him over the nose”