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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WISED UP

I'm not wised up yet to this new game of yours, but I've got a bet on you.

You amble right along and get some pants on—and when you've wised up some you'll thank me a lot.

Deceived herself by men, she finally arrived at that stage of life known in theatrical circles as "wised up."

Travers doesn't understand, but he's to be wised up to-night, according to orders, and—'

Nobody knows this horse, and seein' him the way he is now, not many'd pipe what he really is unless they was wised up.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wis, from Proto-Germanic *wisaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wis, Old Norse viss, Dutch wijs, German weise "wise"), from past participle adjective *wittos of PIE root *weid- "to see," hence "to know" (see vision). Slang meaning "aware, cunning" first attested 1896. Related to the source of Old English witan "to know, wit."

Wise guy is attested from 1896, American English. Wisenheimer, with mock German or Yiddish surname suffix, first recorded 1904.

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