wisecrack

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wisecrack make a comment, usually ironic
    • n wisecrack witty remark
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Quotations

  • Oscar Levant
    Oscar%20Levant
    “An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy%20Parker
    “Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy%20Parker
    “There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.”

Usage

In literature:

His puns, wisecracks and reverse English season the day's sporting dish.
"What's in the New York Evening Journal" by New York Evening Journal
Brennan was a "wisecracker," all right, all right.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
I have an interested nature, but Tiflin never gave me anything but wisecracks.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
I guess that's something them wisecrackers at Washington ain't thought of.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
They were about to enter the Communist shrine and wisecracking was hardly in order.
"Combat" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
He noticed how she laughed at all of his wisecracks.
"The Observers" by G. L. Vandenburg
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In news:

He doesn't speak, for one, which makes it hard to compete in the wisecrack department.
Gino Razzi has heard his share of wisecracks.
Competitive wisecracking was my family's favorite gameā€”and survival mechanism.
In the end, Scott McNealy could not wisecrack Sun out of the financial hole it has been in for the past five years.
Obama sorry for wisecrack on Leno.
Have some stray sporting snippets to share with you, a mixed bag of asides, factoids, and old-fashioned wisecracks.
This isn't Johnson 's typical setting, and what weighed on his mind instead of business partnerships and bottom lines were wisecracks, the next baseball season and bringing back Adam LaRoche.
Oscars, but there's something about the pregnant, wisecracking teenager played by.
Now before you go making any wisecracks this is a big deal.
The kiss became something of a trademark for Dawson, along with his swaggering style, his wisecracks and his British accent.
' Madagascar 3' review: Animal wisecrackers.
Michele Balan, a lesbian comedian who was a finalist on Last Comic Standing, has appeared on shows such as the The Joy Behar Show and Logo Wisecracks in addition to performing throughout the country.
It wasn't exactly like ABC television's "Shark Tank" reality show, with entrepreneurs making pitches to a celebrity panel of wisecracking, prospective investors.
As anyone who knows her can attest, Fort Worth artist Jo LeMay Rutledge is both blunt and a bit of a wisecracker.
Bette Midler shines here as new resident/wisecracking author Bobbie Markowitz, but her snooping around eventually bugs hubby Dave (Jon Lovitz) and town patriach Mike Wellington (Christopher Walken) so much that it jeopardizes her fate.
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