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wisecrack

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noun wise·crack \ ˈwīz-ˌkrak \

Definition of wisecrack

: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

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First Known Use of wisecrack

1924


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wisecrack

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Definition of wisecrack

intransitive verb
:to make a wisecrack

wisecracker

noun

Examples of wisecrack in a Sentence

  1. wisecracked to hide his nervousness during the auditions

Recent Examples of wisecrack from the Web

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First Known Use of wisecrack

1924

wisecrack Synonyms


WISECRACK Defined for English Language Learners

wisecrack

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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

:a clever and often insulting statement usually made in joking


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