Know-all
Know-all Know"-all`, n. One who knows everything; hence, one who makes pretension to great knowledge; a wiseacre; a know-it-all; -- usually ironical. [Colloq. or R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • know-all — know alls N COUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone is a know all, you are critical of them because they think that they know a lot more than other people. [BRIT, INFORMAL] (in AM, use know it all) …   English dictionary

  • know-all — n BrE informal someone who behaves as if they know everything used to show disapproval American Equivalent: know it all …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • know-all — (also know it all) ► NOUN informal ▪ a person who behaves as if they know everything …   English terms dictionary

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  • know-all — noun someone who thinks he knows everything and refuses to accept advice or information from others • Syn: ↑know it all • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑egotist, ↑egoist, ↑swellhead * * * n …   Useful english dictionary

  • know-all — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms know all : singular know all plural know alls British informal someone who is annoying because they always think that they know everything …   English dictionary

  • know-all — /ˈnoʊ ɔl / (say noh awl) noun Colloquial 1. someone who claims to know everything, or everything about a particular subject. 2. someone who appears to know everything. Also, know it all …   Australian English dictionary

  • know-all — (N. Amer. know it all) noun informal a person who behaves as if they know everything …   English new terms dictionary

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