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 (wīz′krăk′) Informal
A flippant or sarcastic remark. See Synonyms at joke.
intr.v. wise·cracked, wise·crack·ing, wise·cracks
To make or utter a wisecrack.

wise′crack′er n.
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(ˈwaɪzˌkrækɪŋ) or


informal tending to make flippant gibes or sardonic remarks
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wise-cracking [ˈwaɪzkrækɪŋ] adjvanneur/eusewise guy n
(= smart alec) → petit prétentieux/euse m/f
(= mobster) → malfrat m
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