Definition of wisecrack in English:

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wisecrack

Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪzkrak/
informal

noun

A witty remark or joke: she could pinpoint the absurdity of every situation with a snappy wisecrack
More example sentences
  • The cast deals admirably with a difficult script which is peppered with acerbic one-liners and wonderfully witty wisecracks, characteristic of Marber's earlier comedy.
  • While more jokes and wisecracks were coming from the campfire, Alan retreated to his cabin.
  • Right, that's got the usual wisecrack remark about snowshoes out of the way, now we can get on with things.
Synonyms
joke, witticism, quip, witty remark, flash of wit, jest, rejoinder, sally;
pun;
barb, gibe;
French bon mot
informal crack, gag, funny, one-liner, comeback

verb

[no object] (often as noun wisecracking)
Make a witty remark or joke: his boisterousness and constant wisecracking
More example sentences
  • The benevolent prince is wisecracking with his cronies, guffawing and texting on his mobile phone.
  • For the most part the reader is in a world of adventure, wisecracking, silly and imaginative.
  • Then he and Terry took Stanley to the hospital, where they hung around wisecracking with a loud and overly jocular Stanley until they made sure the staff there was tending to him.

Derivatives

wisecracker

noun
Example sentences
  • Here he plays a hapless barrister, which neatly illustrates the pervasive attitude among English sitcom writers; given the choice between a wisecracker and a buffoon, the buffoon gets the gig every time.
  • Joan, new in town, is a wisecracker who just wants to fit in.
  • All the tough wisecrackers joined the respectful audience.

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