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wisecrack

[wahyz-krak] /ˈwaɪzˌkræk/
noun
1.
a smart or facetious remark.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make wisecracks.
verb (used with object)
3.
to say as a wisecrack.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; wise1 + crack
Related forms
wisecracker, noun
Synonyms
1. jest, witticism, quip.
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  • Steve:that features a cheeky urban pigeon that's kind of a wisecrack.
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British Dictionary definitions for wisecrack

wisecrack

/ˈwaɪzˌkræk/
noun
1.
a flippant gibe or sardonic remark
verb
2.
to make a wisecrack
Derived Forms
wisecracker, noun
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Word Origin and History for wisecrack
n.

1924, from wise (adj.) + crack in the "boast" sense (see cracker).

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Slang definitions & phrases for wisecrack

wipe up the floor with someone

verb phrase

To defeat utterly and abjectly; trounce easily; clobber ( first form 1875+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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