Origin of mother wit
Examples from the Web for mother wit
Molly's mother-wit and craft are sufficient for most of these things.Wild Life Near Home|Dallas Lore Sharp
Then his mother-wit came out, his lively humour and practical common sense—all unstudied and natural.
Oldfield looked confused; but Somerset, full of mother-wit, was not to be caught napping.A Terrible Temptation|Charles Reade
Great learning is often put to shame by the mother-wit and keen good sense of uneducated men.Slavery|William E. Channing
There followed a time of great stress and anxiety, which taxed to the utmost her mother-wit and power of invention.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards