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wisecrack

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noun wise·crack \ˈwīz-ˌkrak\

Definition of wisecrack

  1. :  a clever or sarcastic remark

Examples of wisecrack in a sentence

  1. Someone in the theater was making wisecracks during the entire movie.

  2. a whispered wisecrack doubled them over in laughter

1924

First Known Use of wisecrack

1924


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wisecrack

verb wise·crack

Definition of wisecrack

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a wisecrack

wisecracker

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Examples of wisecrack in a sentence

  1. wisecracked to hide his nervousness during the auditions

1924

First Known Use of wisecrack

1924


WISECRACK Defined for English Language Learners

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wisecrack

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noun wise·crack \ˈwīz-ˌkrak\

Definition of wisecrack for English Language Learners

  • : a funny and smart comment or joke


WISECRACK Defined for Kids

wisecrack

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noun wise·crack \ˈwīz-ˌkrak\

Definition of wisecrack for Students

  1. :  a clever and often insulting statement usually made in joking



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