A wisecrack is a funny joke or a sarcastic remark that makes someone laugh. The class clown is usually famous for their wisecracks.

You can use this informal word as a verb, too: "How can I know when you're serious if you just wisecrack constantly?" Wisecrack first appeared at the start of the 20th century, from a now-uncommon sense of the verb crack, "speak loudly or boastingly," which is also used in the phrase "to crack a joke." It takes more than wisecracks to be a successful comedian, but it's a good start!

Definitions of wisecrack
  1. noun
    a witty remark
    synonyms: crack, quip, sally
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    type of:
    comment, input, remark
    a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
  2. verb
    make a comment, usually ironic
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    type of:
    comment, notice, point out, remark
    make or write a comment on
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