Wiseacre

Wise"a*cre

(?), n. [OD. wijssegger or G. weissager a foreteller, prophet, from weissagen to foretell, to prophesy, OHG. wssagn, corrupted (as if compounded of the words for wise and say) fr. wzzagn, fr. wzzag a prophet, akin to AS. wtiga, wtga, from the root of E. wit. See Wit, v.]
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1. A learned or wise man. [Obs.]
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Pythagoras learned much . . . becoming a mighty wiseacre.
Leland.
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2. One who makes undue pretensions to wisdom; a would-be-wise person; hence, in contempt, a simpleton; a dunce.
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