Definitions for wittyˈwɪt i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wit•tyˈwɪt i(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est.

  1. amusingly clever in perception and expression; possessing wit:

    a witty writer.

  2. characterized by wit:

    a witty remark.

Origin of witty:

bef. 900


Princeton's WordNet

  1. witty(adj)

    combining clever conception and facetious expression

    "his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. witty(adjective)ˈwɪt i

    funny in an intelligent, not silly, way

    witty remarks; a witty man


  1. witty(Adjective)

    Wise, having good judgement.

  2. witty(Adjective)

    Possessing a strong intellect or intellectual capacity; intelligent, skilful, ingenious.

  3. witty(Adjective)

    Clever; amusingly ingenious.

    His speech was both witty and informative.

  4. witty(Adjective)

    Full of wit.

    His frequent quips mark him as particularly witty.

  5. witty(Adjective)

    quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits

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

  6. Origin: wittig, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Witty(noun)

    possessed of wit; knowing; wise; skillful; judicious; clever; cunning

  2. Witty(noun)

    especially, possessing wit or humor; good at repartee; droll; facetious; sometimes, sarcastic; as, a witty remark, poem, and the like


  1. Witty

    The Witty worm is a computer worm that attacks the firewall and other computer security products written by a particular company, Internet Security Systems now IBM Internet Security Systems. It was the first worm to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the very pieces of software designed to enhance network security, and carried a destructive payload, unlike previous worms. It is so named because the phrase " insert witty message here" appears in the worm's payload. The Witty worm incident was unique in that the worm spread very rapidly after announcement of the ISS vulnerability, and infected a much smaller and presumably harder-to-infect host population than previous worms.

Translations for witty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


clever and amusing

a witty person; witty remarks.

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