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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Definitions for wisenheimer

  1. a wiseacre or smart aleck.

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Citations for wisenheimer
She scoffed at Cindi Su's meekness and diffidence, but she also thought if you were a girl in these United States, being agreeable and dithering probably got you further than being a hulking wisenheimer who skipped grades in school and aspired to be a race car driver. Karen Karbo, The Stuff of Life, 2003
There was a wisenheimer, Phelps Boykin, I reported to. He was still staring straight ahead, and as if by magic I imagined I was inside his head, feeling time snag and ravel up, the present overwhelmed by the past. Lee K. Abbott, "The Talk Talked Between Worms," All Things, All at Once, 2011
Origin of wisenheimer
1915-1920
Wisenheimer is an Americanism that arose in the 1910s. It is a combination of wise with heimer as an extracted form from surnames with this ending.