From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Witticism \Wit"ti*cism\, n. [From Witty.]
   A witty saying; a sentence or phrase which is affectedly
   witty; an attempt at wit; a conceit. --Milton.
   [1913 Webster]

         He is full of conceptions, points of epigram, and
         witticisms; all which are below the dignity of heroic
         verse.                                   --Addison.
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