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Word of the Day 8/13/14 Wiseacre

Wiseacre (noun)
wise·a·cre [wahyz-ey-ker]


noun
1. a person who possesses or affects to possess great wisdom.
2. wise guy.

Origin: 1585–95; < Middle Dutch wijssager prophet, translation of Middle High German wīssage, late Old High German wīssago, by popular etymology equivalent to wīs wise + sago sayer, from earlier wīzzago wise person; cognate with Old English wītega, akin to wit2

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