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mother wit Syllabification: moth·er wit
Pronunciation: /ˈˌməT͟Hər ˈwit/

Definition of mother wit in English:


Natural ability to cope with everyday matters; common sense.
Example sentences
  • But it's mainly women I confide in, turning to them for a deeper understanding of life's large and small moments and sharing mother wit, warmth and wisdom when I'm feeling down.
  • Unfortunately, in crowds it is stupidity and not mother wit that is accumulated.
  • With mother wit - and our safety guide - you'll sidestep these hazards.
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