wisecrack

wisecrack
UK [ˈwaɪzˌkræk] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "wisecrack":
singular wisecrack plural wisecracks
a joke or clever remark that upsets or annoys you

Derived word:
wisecrack
UK / US verb intransitive
Word forms "wisecrack":
present tense I/you/we/they wisecrack he/she/it wisecracks present participle wisecracking past tense wisecracked past participle wisecracked

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