Definition of wisecrack in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪzkrak


  • A witty remark or joke: she could pinpoint the absurdity of every situation with a snappy wisecrack
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    • 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.
    joke, witticism, quip, witty remark, flash of wit, jest, rejoinder, sally; pun; barb, gibe; French bon mot
    informal crack, gag, funny, one-liner, comeback


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  • Make a witty remark or joke: his boisterousness and constant wisecracking
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    • 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.



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  • 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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