Origin of witticism
Synonyms for witticism
Examples from the Web for witticism
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.
Word Origin for witticism
1670s, coined by Dryden from witty on model of criticism.