Definition of witticism
: a cleverly witty and often biting or ironic remark
Examples of witticism in a Sentence
a collection of famous witticisms
a drama critic who is best remembered for his biting witticisms
Recent Examples of witticism from the Web
Franklin even went so far as to print his own almanack, under a pseudonym that was known to everyone, to ensure that everyone could have access to his maxims, witticisms, and cartoons.
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Origin and Etymology of witticism
witty + -cism (as in criticism)
First Known Use: 1651
WITTICISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of witticism for English Language Learners
: a clever or funny remark
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