Other Word Forms of Wiseacre
Origin of Wiseacre
Alteration by folk etymology from Middle Dutch wijsseggher soothsayer translation of Middle High German wīssage from Old High German wīssago seer alteration (influenced by forasago sayer beforehand, prophet) of wīzago from wīzag knowledgeable weid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
a 1600, from Middle Dutch wijssegger (“soothsayer"), from Old High German wÄ«zzago, from wizzan (“to know")
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