mother wit


noun

natural or practical intelligence, wit, or sense.

Nearby words

  1. mother shipton,
  2. mother spleenwort,
  3. mother superior,
  4. mother teresa,
  5. mother tongue,
  6. mother yaw,
  7. mother's boy,
  8. mother's day,
  9. mother's helper,
  10. mother-in-law

Origin of mother wit

1400–50; late Middle English moderis wytte

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mother wit

noun

native practical intelligence; common sense
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