Wiseacre | Define Wiseacre at Dictionary.com


Wiseacre, n. Slang

A person regarded as being disagreeably egotistical and self-assured.

Alteration by folk etymology from Middle Dutch wijsseggher, soothsayer, translation of Middle High German wissage, from Old High German wissago, seer, alteration (influenced by forasago, sayer beforehand, prophet), of wizago from wizag, knowledgeable.

This entry was posted in Linguistics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>