Today's Word of the Day means...
"A wise man has no extensive knowledge; He who has extensive knowledge is not a wise man." [Lao-tzu, "Tao te Ching," c.550 B.C.E.]Wise guy is attested from 1896, Amer.Eng.; wisecrack is from 1924. Wisenheimer, with mock Ger. or Yiddish surname suffix, first recorded 1904.
To become impudent or defiant; be saucy: Get wise with me, punk, and you're dead
[1890s+; the sense found in wiseass, wiseguy, and wiseacre]