wisecrack

[ wahyz-krak ]
/ ˈwaɪzˌkræk /
Informal.

noun

a smart or facetious remark.

verb (used without object)

to make wisecracks.

verb (used with object)

to say as a wisecrack.

Origin of wisecrack

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

Related forms

wise·crack·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wisecracking

wisecrack

/ (ˈwaɪzˌkræk) informal /

noun

a flippant gibe or sardonic remark

verb

to make a wisecrack

Derived Forms

wisecracker, noun
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