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wiseacre

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noun wise·acre \ˈwīz-ˌā-kər\

Simple Definition of wiseacre

  • : a person who says or does things that are funny but also annoying

Full Definition of wiseacre

  1. :  one who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; especially :  smart aleck

Examples of wiseacre

  1. Quit being such a wiseacre and help your mother.

  2. <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


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