Natural ability to cope with everyday matters; common sense: the police lacked the mother wit of city people
More 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.
Definition of mother wit in:
- The US English dictionary