mother wit
noun Date: 15th century natural wit or intelligence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mother wit — Mother Moth er, a. Received by birth or from ancestors; native, natural; as, mother language; also acting the part, or having the place of a mother; producing others; originating. [1913 Webster] It is the mother falsehood from which all idolatry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mother wit — Native intelligence; common sense …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • mother wit — n. native intelligence; common sense …   English World dictionary

  • mother wit — moth′er wit′ n. natural or practical intelligence, wit, or sense …   From formal English to slang

  • mother wit — natural or practical intelligence, wit, or sense. [1400 50; late ME moderis wytte] * * * …   Universalium

  • mother wit — noun Inborn intelligence; innate good sense. Katharina: Where did you study all this goodly speech? Syn: common sense, native wit …   Wiktionary

  • mother-wit — n. Native wit, common sense …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • mother wit — /mʌðə ˈwɪt/ (say mudhuh wit) noun → common sense …   Australian English dictionary

  • mother wit — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. common sense, perception, reason; see wisdom 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • mother wit — n. common sense, horse sense, plain good sense …   English contemporary dictionary

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