wisecrack

[wahyz-krak]Informal.

noun

a smart or facetious remark.

verb (used without object)

to make wisecracks.

verb (used with object)

to say as a wisecrack.

Nearby words

  1. wise, isaac mayer,
  2. wise, stephen samuel,
  3. wise-ass,
  4. wiseacre,
  5. wiseass,
  6. wisecracking,
  7. wisely,
  8. wiseman,
  9. wiseman, nicholas patrick stephen,
  10. wisenheimer

Origin of wisecrack

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; wise1 + crack

Related formswise·crack·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for wisecrack

wisecrack

noun

a flippant gibe or sardonic remark

verb

to make a wisecrack
Derived Formswisecracker, noun

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Word Origin and History for wisecrack

wisecrack

n.

1924, from wise (adj.) + crack in the "boast" sense (see cracker).

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