witty

[ wit-ee ]
/ ˈwɪt i /
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adjective, wit·ti·er, wit·ti·est.

possessing wit in speech or writing; amusingly clever in perception and expression: a witty writer.
characterized by wit: a witty remark.
British Dialect. intelligent; clever.

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Origin of witty

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English wittig originally, “wise.” See wit1, -y1

synonym study for witty

1, 2. See humorous1.

OTHER WORDS FROM witty

wit·ti·ly, adverbwit·ti·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for witty

witty
/ (ˈwɪtɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest

characterized by clever humour or wit
archaic, or dialect intelligent or sensible

Derived forms of witty

wittily, adverbwittiness, noun
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