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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.

Usage examples (39)
  • Sorry about that, just a little witticism at the expense of our colonial cousins.
  • First of all, with his interlocutors themselves, when his witticism is a direct retort to one of them.
  • But this isn't a joke (as Eugene notes by calling it a "witticism").
  • For every "witticism" compiled by Media Matters, analogous screeds could be pointed out by right-wing blogs. for more
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