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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
wiseacre (WIZ-ay-kuhr) noun
One who obnoxiously pretends to be wise; smart-aleck; wise-guy.
[From Middle Dutch wijsseggher, soothsayer, translation of Middle High German wissage, from Old High German wissago, wise person, altered by folk etymology.]
"Mr. Mahoney, the wiseacre dad on NBC's `Frasier,' here has the chance
to play gruff and sarcastic until late in the play, when a lifetime of
artifice crumbles and his guilt and pain are exposed."
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs--jolted by every pebble in the road. -Henry Ward Beecher, preacher and writer (1813-1887)