American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A flippant, typically sardonic remark or retort. See Synonyms at joke.
- v. To make or utter a wisecrack.
- v. make a comment, usually ironic
- n. witty remark
“When he digs into the family conflicts, he stays a bit on the surface, though as someone raised to believe the wisecrack is the highest form of human expression, it's a bit hard for me to complain.”
“Right, the news here is that McCain and his wife bantered playfully -- and that McCain made a "wisecrack" about cigarettes.”
“He uses paradox, proverb, exaggeration, parable, irony; even I mean no irreverence the "wisecrack".”
“You'd be talking and he'd come off with some kind of wisecrack," Myers recalled.”
“Now I know Dave Hendrickson would make some kind of wisecrack for me saying this, but this weekend it feels impossible to predict an outcome.”
“Exactly where did I make a "wisecrack" about his recovery from cancer?”
“Their well-developed brains prefer a symphony to a wisecrack.”
“Milan laughed at my wisecrack and became the recipient of the icy glare I had been getting.”
“She likes to wisecrack and drive muscle cars; and while she's smart, it's her relatively laid-back partner Frederick Weller who gets to play the brain to Mary's brawn.”
“At length, the dog and the chickens quieted down and the only sound was of the old fellow's muttering under his breath and every now and again making some wisecrack about Dublin and the “cityfeckers,” as he called them.”
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Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
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