- a witty remark or sentence.
Origin of witticism
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Historical Examples of witticism
This was apparently a witticism; at any rate, it elicited roars of laughter.The Village Watch-Tower
(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
Aunt Agathe, always ready with a witticism, risked several jokes.The Flood
Urbanity he practised, not with jest and witticism, but by the courtesy of his demeanour.Agesilaus
A grin of self-approval at his own witticism closed this speech.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
And deriving much comfort from this witticism, she went on her way.
- a clever or witty remark
Word Origin for witticism
1670s, coined by Dryden from witty on model of criticism.