Tuesday, August 21, 2012

THE FIRST WORD


wiseacre

PRONUNCIATION:
(WYZ-ay-kuhr) 

MEANING:
noun: One who obnoxiously pretends to be wise; smart-aleck; wise-guy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle Dutch wijsseggher (soothsayer), translation of Middle High German wissage, from Old High German wissago (wise person), altered by folk etymology. Earliest documented use: 1595.

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