See also: Witty

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English witty, witti, from Old English wittiġ (clever, wise), equivalent to wit +‎ -y, See Norwegian Bokmål vettig.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɪti/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɪti/, [ˈwɪɾi]
  • Rhymes: -ɪti

AdjectiveEdit

witty (comparative wittier, superlative wittiest)

  1. (obsolete) Wise, having good judgement.
  2. (archaic) Possessing a strong intellect or intellectual capacity; intelligent, skilful, ingenious.
  3. Clever; amusingly ingenious.
    His speech was both witty and informative.
  4. Full of wit.
    His frequent quips mark him as particularly witty.
  5. Quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits.
    She may have grown older, but she has grown no less witty.

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