ready-witted

[ red-ee-wit-id ]
/ ˈrɛd iˈwɪt ɪd /

adjective

having a quick wit or intelligence.

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Origin of ready-witted

First recorded in 1575–85

OTHER WORDS FROM ready-witted

read·y-wit·ted·ly, adverbread·y-wit·ted·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ready-witted

ready-witted

adjective

quick to learn or perceive
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