Dictionary.com

witty

[ wit-ee ]
/ ˈwɪt i /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: witty / wittily / wittiness on Thesaurus.com

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
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use witty in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK