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wisecrack

[wahyz-krak]Informal.
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noun
  1. a smart or facetious remark.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to make wisecracks.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to say as a wisecrack.
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Origin of wisecrack

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; wise1 + crack
Related formswise·crack·er, noun

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Related Words

jokester, clown, trickster, jester, prankster, fool, mime, buffoon, comedian, comic, entertainer, humorist, actor, satirist, madcap, antic, harlequin, wag, joker, wit

British Dictionary definitions for wisecracker

wisecrack

noun
  1. a flippant gibe or sardonic remark
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verb
  1. to make a wisecrack
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Derived Formswisecracker, noun
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Word Origin and History for wisecracker

wisecrack

n.

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

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