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wisecrack

wise·crack

wisecrack

 
pronunciation:
waIz kraek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) a clever or funny, and usu. sarcastic, remark or reply.
The teacher had had enough of the student's wisecracks and sent him to the principal's office.
synonyms:
bon mot, one-liner, quip, sally, witticism, zinger
similar words:
comeback, crack, dig, humor, jest, joke, mockery, pun, raillery, repartee, retort, sarcasm, waggery
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: wisecracked, wisecracking, wisecracks
definition: to make one or more wisecracks, or to express by or as a wisecrack.
He's always wisecracking at the office, but there is a serious side to him too.
synonyms:
jape, josh, kid, quip, retort, tease
similar words:
jape, jest, joke, kid, poke fun at, retort, riposte
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derivation: wisecracker (n.)