witling

[wit-ling]

noun

a person who affects wittiness.

Nearby words

  1. withy,
  2. withywind,
  3. witigo,
  4. witless,
  5. witlessly,
  6. witloof,
  7. witness,
  8. witness box,
  9. witness corner,
  10. witness stand

Origin of witling

First recorded in 1685–95; wit1 + -ling1

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Examples from the Web for 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

witling

noun

archaic a person who thinks himself witty
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