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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. [1913 Webster]