sharp-witted

adjective
sharp-wit·​ted | \ ˈshärp-ˈwi-təd How to pronounce sharp-witted (audio) \

Definition of sharp-witted

: having an acute mind

First Known Use of sharp-witted

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sharp-witted was circa 1586

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“Sharp-witted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sharp-witted. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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