- vbto make witty or cheeky remarks. A back-formation from the noun and verb 'wisecrack'.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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crack wise — phrasal Etymology: by analysis from 1wisecrack slang : to make a smart remark * * * informal make jokes; wisecrack * * * crack wise US informal : to say something that is funny and smart : to make a wisecrack … Useful english dictionary
crack wise — verb To make a sarcastic, flippant, or sardonic comment. Reagan displayed his usual aplomb and even cracked wise about his age at a White House banquet. Syn: wisecrack … Wiktionary
crack wise — phrasal to make a wisecrack … New Collegiate Dictionary
crack — crack1 [krak] vi. [ME craken < OE cracian, to resound, akin to Ger krachen < IE base * ger : see CROW1] 1. to make a sudden, sharp noise, as of something breaking 2. to break or split, usually without complete separation of parts 3. a) to… … English World dictionary
crack — crackable, adj. crackless, adj. /krak/, v.i. 1. to break without complete separation of parts; become fissured: The plate cracked when I dropped it, but it was still usable. 2. to break with a sudden, sharp sound: The branch cracked under the… … Universalium
Crack (craic) — Crack or craic is fun, enjoyment, abandonment, or lighthearted mischief; often in the context of drinking or music . [Oxford English Dictionary crack (noun) sense I.5.c] This sense of the word crack is found in Irish English, Scottish English,… … Wikipedia
wise´crack´ er — wise|crack «WYZ KRAK», noun, verb. Slang. –n. a snappy comeback; smart remark. –v.i. to make wisecracks: »An attendant directed me up a flight of stairs to an antechamber of the court, where I was soon joined by … a half dozen defiant looking… … Useful english dictionary
wise|crack — «WYZ KRAK», noun, verb. Slang. –n. a snappy comeback; smart remark. –v.i. to make wisecracks: »An attendant directed me up a flight of stairs to an antechamber of the court, where I was soon joined by … a half dozen defiant looking youths,… … Useful english dictionary
crack — crack; crack·et; crack·led; crack·less; crack·le·ware; crack·ly; crack·nel; crack·pot; gim·crack·ery; wise·crack·er; hy·dro·crack; crack·er; crack·er·jack; crack·ers; crack·ing; crack·le; crack·ling; gim·crack; crack·lin; crack·pot·ism; … English syllables
wise — wise·acre; wise·crack·er; wise; wise·ling; wise·ly; wise·ness; piece·wise; bend·wise; clock·wise; coast·wise; con·trari·wise; oth·er·wise; sun·wise; ar·ris·wise; breadth·wise; plank·wise; slant·ing·wise; un·wise·ly; … English syllables