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  1. a person who affects wittiness.
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Origin of witling

First recorded in 1685–95; wit1 + -ling1
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Related Words for witling

ass, fool, jerk, blockhead, imbecile, ninny, simpleton, lummox, clod, nitwit, moron, boob, dolt, witling, know-it-all, malapert, smarty, swellhead, wise-ass, smart-ass

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Historical Examples of witling

  • And Witling married the youngest and loveliest princess, and became king after her father's death.

    Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

    Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

  • It was a tone of authority that the witling recognized, and it commanded his weak will and giant strength.

British Dictionary definitions for witling


  1. archaic a person who thinks himself witty
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