witling

[wit-ling]

noun

a person who affects wittiness.

Origin of witling

First recorded in 1685–95; wit1 + -ling1
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Examples from the Web for witling

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

witling

noun

archaic a person who thinks himself witty
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