from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who affects repartee; a wit-cracker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who affects repartee.
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"A mortal combat!" cried the cardinal's wit-snapper.
-- Goodly lord, what a wit-snapper are you! then bid them prepare dinner.
"No; but he has worried us, uncle; you know not what a wit-snapper it is."
Goodly Lord, what a wit-snapper are you! then bid them prepare dinner.
"'No sooner, Sire,' went on the duke, 'had I entered the cell than he rushed upon me, and, it grieves me, I used the wit-snapper roughly.'