- a smart or facetious remark.
- to make wisecracks.
- to say as a wisecrack.
Origin of wisecrack
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1. jest, witticism, quip.
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Examples from the Web for wisecracking
It centers on Kanan Jarrus (voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.), a wisecracking AWOL Jedi and leader of the Ghost crew.‘Star Wars Rebels’ Explores the Jedi’s Lost Years Between the Prequels and the Original Trilogy
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She's wisecracking and tough, but these moments show her heart.Natasha Lyonne and Yael Stone on OITNB’s Heartbreaking Scene
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He was his usually jittery, wisecracking, affable self as he talked about the various ideas bouncing around in his head.Zynga's IPO Will Make Mark Pincus Silicon Valley’s Next Billionaire
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The New Yorker heralded her for her “crisp, wisecracking voice” and her “nuanced view of the American heartland.”My Real Estate Obsession
May 12, 2010
- a flippant gibe or sardonic remark
- to make a wisecrack
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Word Origin and History for wisecracking
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