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quick-witted

[ kwik-wit-id ]
/ ˈkwɪkˈwɪt ɪd /
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adjective
having a nimble, alert mind.
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Origin of quick-witted

First recorded in 1520–30; quick + wit1 + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM quick-witted

quick-wit·ted·ly, adverbquick-wit·ted·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for quick-witted

quick-witted

adjective
having a keenly alert mind, esp as used to avert danger, make effective reply, etc

Derived forms of quick-witted

quick-wittedly, adverbquick-wittedness, noun
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