Witty definition

wĭtē
Entertainingly and strikingly clever or original in concept, design, or performance.

A witty sculpture; witty choreography.

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Characterized by or having the nature of wit; funny or jocular.

A witty saying.

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(now dial.) Intelligent; clever.
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Having, showing, or characterized by wit; cleverly amusing.
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Demonstrating wit in expression, especially in speech or writing; clever and humorous.

A witty commentator on the political scene.

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(archaic) Possessing a strong intellect or intellectual capacity; intelligent, skilful, ingenious.
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The definition of witty is someone or something that is funny and clever.

An example of witty is a comedian who always has a great comeback.

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His speech was both witty and informative.

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Full of wit.

His frequent quips mark him as particularly witty.

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Quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits.

She may have grown older, but she has grown no less witty.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
witty
Comparative:
wittier
Superlative:
wittiest

Origin of witty

  • Old English wittiÄ¡ (“clever, wise"), corresponding to wit +"Ž -y.

    From Wiktionary