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witling

[ wit-ling ]
/ ˈwɪt lɪŋ /
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noun
a person who affects wittiness.
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Origin of witling

First recorded in 1685–95; wit1 + -ling1
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How to use witling in a sentence

  • Her age was the favorite theme of the callow witling, her cause a never-failing subject for reproach and abuse.

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

  • 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
  • He has heard enough to convince him that the miracle of fortune will be worse than wasted upon the drunken witling.

    The Helpers|Francis Lynde

British Dictionary definitions for witling

witling
/ (ˈwɪtlɪŋ) /

noun
archaic a person who thinks himself witty
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