from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A witty remark. See Synonyms at joke.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A witty remark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A witty saying; a sentence or phrase which is affectedly witty; an attempt at wit; a conceit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A witty sentence, phrase, or remark; an observation characterized by wit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Blend of witty and criticism.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
wit + -icism; coined in the 1670s by John Dryden, in analogy with criticism. (Wiktionary)