Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flippant or sarcastic remark. synonym: joke.
  • intransitive verb To make or utter a wisecrack.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A witty or sarcastic comment or quip.
  • verb To make a sarcastic, flippant, or sardonic comment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a comment, usually ironic
  • noun witty remark

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Examples

  • 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.

    Baristanet

  • 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.

    Baristanet

  • 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.

    Baristanet

  • Right, the news here is that McCain and his wife bantered playfully -- and that McCain made a "wisecrack" about cigarettes.

    Associated Press Air-Brushes Away McCain's Joke About Killing Iranians

  • Right, the news here is that McCain and his wife bantered playfully -- and that McCain made a "wisecrack" about cigarettes.

    Associated Press Air-Brushes Away McCain's Joke About Killing Iranians

  • Right, the news here is that McCain and his wife bantered playfully -- and that McCain made a "wisecrack" about cigarettes.

    Iran

  • He uses paradox, proverb, exaggeration, parable, irony; even I mean no irreverence the "wisecrack".

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  • He uses paradox, proverb, exaggeration, parable, irony; even I mean no irreverence the "wisecrack".

    He Will Not Be Pinned Down

  • "You'd be talking and he'd come off with some kind of wisecrack," Myers recalled.

    Kentucky.com: Homepage

  • "You'd be talking and he'd come off with some kind of wisecrack," Myers recalled.

    Kentucky.com: Homepage

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