witzig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Witz (wit/joke) +‎ -ig (-y). Related to English witty (wit +‎ -y), through Old English wittiġ (clever, wise).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪtsɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪtsɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wit‧zig

Adjective[edit]

witzig (strong nominative masculine singular witziger, comparative witziger, superlative am witzigsten)

  1. funny, humorous
  2. (archaic) resourceful

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Further reading[edit]

  • witzig” in Duden online
  • witzig” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache