Pronounced: TUSS-ee-MUSS-ee, noun

Notes: I know some of the synonyms of this word, but not this word

Yesterday’s word

The word wisenheimer means “a wiseacre or smart aleck”

First usage

Our word came into English in the 1910s

Background / Comments

As I mentioned, I think I heard this word a long time ago, but I haven’t heard it in recent years. A variant spelling is wiseheimer. The word is an Americanism, from wise and (en)heimer, which comes from surnames that end thusly.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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