Simple Definition of wiseacre
: a person who says or does things that are funny but also annoying
Full Definition of wiseacre
: one who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; especially : smart aleck
Examples of wiseacre
Quit being such a wiseacre and help your mother.
<a loudmouthed wiseacre who thinks he is more amusing than he really is>
Origin of wiseacre
Middle Dutch wijssegger soothsayer, modification of Old High German wīzzago; akin to Old English wītega soothsayer, witan to know
First Known Use: 1595
Rhymes with wiseacre
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