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Saturday, September 25, 2004

Definitions for wiseacre

  1. One who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; a would-be wise person; a smart aleck.

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Citations for wiseacre
All across the United States, journalists and other wiseacres would soon have a field day with the popular mayor's personal problems and public trials. Herbert Mitgang, Once Upon a Time in New York
A wiseacre on the Oakland to Los Angeles shuttle this week said the next technological leap would be implanting cell phones into people's heads. He was kidding -- we think. Chuck Raasch, USA Today
Origin of wiseacre
late Old High German
Wiseacre comes from Middle Dutch wijssegger, "a soothsayer," from Old High German wissago, alteration of wizago, "a prophet."