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witted

[ wit-id ]
/ ˈwɪt ɪd /
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adjective

having wit or wits (usually used in combination): quick-witted; slow-witted; dull-witted.

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Origin of witted

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at wit1, -ed3
Related formswit·ted·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for witted

  • He is a drunkard, and not much more than four fifths "witted."

    Glimpses of Three Coasts|Helen Hunt Jackson

Word Origin and History for witted

witted


adj.

late 14c. in compounds, "having wits" (of a certain kind), from wit (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper