smart-alecky
adjective see smart aleck

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • smart-alecky — kē, ki adjective or smart aleck also smart alec : like, typical of, or being a smart aleck : marked by cockiness and conceit : concerned with or striving for smartness and cleverness for their own sake or at the expense of seriousness and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • smart-alecky — smart al·ecky …   English syllables

  • smart alecky — Synonyms and related words: aggressively self confident, bantering, biggety, bluff, bold faced, booing, brash, bumptious, catcalling, chaffing, cheeky, chesty, chutzpadik, cocky, conceited, contemptuous, crusty, derisive, derisory, disrespectful …   Moby Thesaurus

  • smart-alecky — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. *wise, *smartassed, *smart mouthed, cheeky, flip, sassy, impudent, cocky, nervy. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Informal. Rude and disrespectful: assuming, assumptive, audacious, bold, boldfaced, brash, brazen …   English dictionary for students

  • smart-alecky — See smart aleck. * * * …   Universalium

  • smart-alecky — adjective Having the quality of a smart aleck; rude, disrespectful …   Wiktionary

  • smart aleck — ☆ smart aleck or smart alec [al΄ik ] [ SMART + Aleck, dim. of ALEXANDER1] Informal a person who is offensively conceited and self assertive; cocky, bumptious person smart aleck adj. smart alecky …   English World dictionary

  • smart-al|eck — «AL ihk», U.S. Informal. a conceited, obnoxious person. smart al|eck «SMAHRT AL ihk», adjective. U.S. Informal. smart alecky: »smart aleck voice …   Useful english dictionary

  • smart al|eck — «AL ihk», U.S. Informal. a conceited, obnoxious person. smart al|eck «SMAHRT AL ihk», adjective. U.S. Informal. smart alecky: »smart aleck voice …   Useful english dictionary

  • smart-al|eck|y — «SMAHRT AL uh kee», adjective. U.S. Informal. like that of a smart aleck; cocky; pretentious; conceited: »The writing verges on the smart alecky, but it is certainly entertaining (Harper s) …   Useful english dictionary

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