Definition of wisecrack in English:

wisecrack

noun

informal
  • A witty remark or joke.

    ‘she could pinpoint the absurdity of every situation with a snappy wisecrack’
    • ‘Just check out one of the wisecracks from his jokes page.’
    • ‘The best wisecracks are the lines anybody would have said if only they had thought of them in that split-second.’
    • ‘Right, that's got the usual wisecrack remark about snowshoes out of the way, now we can get on with things.’
    • ‘Photographers circled and reporters walked in his immaculately tailored step, waiting for the inevitable wisecrack.’
    • ‘You won't find any funny cartoon footage, wisecracks, guerrilla theatre or pop music.’
    • ‘She stars as herself and delivers strings of self-deprecating wisecracks.’
    • ‘The clean-cut star has also been the target of wisecracks over his looks.’
    • ‘Too often the wisecracks rain down like smart bombs that miss their targets.’
    • ‘This show also gives the audience a chance to get involved by placing a topic in Barry's bucket, allowing the comic to demonstrate his ability to tell wisecracks or anecdotes on every imaginable subject.’
    • ‘He is over fond of parenthesis and inane wisecracks.’
    • ‘I rolled my eyes as he tried to make witty wisecracks at my expense.’
    • ‘Not only do the actors provide solid delivery on their lines during serious moments of the plot, but they also deliver a number of jokes and snide wisecracks.’
    • ‘Obviously I would work my wisecracks into the conversation carefully.’
    • ‘He'd needed to make the wisecrack, despite the seriousness of the situation; it kept his mind off the events from the room they'd just left.’
    • ‘The cast deals admirably with a difficult script which is peppered with acerbic one-liners and wonderfully witty wisecracks, characteristic of Marber's earlier comedy.’
    • ‘Well, OK, the truth is I made a wisecrack to him at a book signing, and he looked at me.’
    • ‘While more jokes and wisecracks were coming from the campfire, Alan retreated to his cabin.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, I have never procured an overburdened wage package, so monetary wisecracks have not been part of my repertoire.’
    • ‘Cut out the feeble wisecracks, stop showing cynical disrespect for ordinary decent folks!’
    • ‘Even when the advice doesn't directly pertain to my own predicament of the week, I enjoy reading your witty wisecracks and thoughtful responses.’
    joke, witticism, quip, witty remark, flash of wit, jest, rejoinder, sally
    pun
    barb, gibe
    bon mot
    crack, gag, funny, one-liner, comeback
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verb

[NO OBJECT]informal
  • Make a witty remark or joke.

    ‘his boisterousness and constant wisecracking’
    • ‘The benevolent prince is wisecracking with his cronies, guffawing and texting on his mobile phone.’
    • ‘As a manager he was belligerent, tyrannical, wisecracking, but always affectionate.’
    • ‘Then he and Terry took Stanley to the hospital, where they hung around wisecracking with a loud and overly jocular Stanley until they made sure the staff there was tending to him.’
    • ‘For the most part the reader is in a world of adventure, wisecracking, silly and imaginative.’
    • ‘He also has a fondness for baseball caps, and presides over the recording studio much like a sports coach might encourage his team from a dug-out, cajoling, wisecracking and offering suggestions.’

Pronunciation:

wisecrack

/ˈwʌɪzkrak/