attic salt


noun

dry, delicate wit.

Nearby words

  1. attested,
  2. attested form,
  3. attic,
  4. attic base,
  5. attic order,
  6. attica,
  7. atticism,
  8. atticize,
  9. atticotomy,
  10. attila

Origin of attic salt

First recorded in 1750–60

Also called attic wit.

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British Dictionary definitions for attic salt

Attic salt

Attic wit

noun

refined incisive wit
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