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  • n. One who breaks jests; a joker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who breaks jests; a joker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes jests; a joker.


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  • Here sauntered a wit-cracker, a peacock feather in his hand, arm-in-arm with an impoverished "banquet beagle," or "feast hound;" there passed a jack in green, a bladder under his arm and a tankard at his belt, with which latter he begged that sort of alms that flows from a spigot.

    Under the Rose

  • "Oh, there you are, my nimble wit-cracker!" he cried, as the jester stepped boldly out.

    Under the Rose

  • Thus, a wit-cracker is the demon's enemy, and the band of Pantagruel, an evangelical brotherhood, that with tankard and pot sends the arch-fiend back to the bottomless pit. "

    Under the Rose

  • And then, calling out to the fool: "In half an hour, you, my fine wit-cracker, shall be hanging from a branch.

    Under the Rose


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