smart-ass
noun Date: 1964 smart alecksmart-ass adjectivesmart-assed adjective

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  • smart ass — smart ,ass noun count AMERICAN IMPOLITE a SMART ALECK ╾ smart ,ass adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • smart ass — smart′ ass sl.: sometimes vulgar 1) sts a wise guy; know it all 2) sts Also, smart′ ass , smart′ assed . characteristic of a wise guy; cocksure and often insolent. • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • smart-ass — /smahrt as /, Slang (sometimes vulgar). adj. 1. Also, smart assed, smartassed. characteristic of a smart ass or wise guy. n. 2. See smart ass. [1955 60] * * * smart alec [smart alec smart alecs …   Useful english dictionary

  • smart ass — Synonyms and related words: Gothamite, bantering, biggety, bluff, boldface, booing, brash, brazenface, catcalling, chaffing, cheeky, chutzpadik, chutzpanik, cocky, contemptuous, crusty, derisive, derisory, disrespectful, facy, fleering, flip,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • smart-ass — /smahrt as /, Slang (sometimes vulgar). adj. 1. Also, smart assed, smartassed. characteristic of a smart ass or wise guy. n. 2. See smart ass. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • smart ass — n. someone who makes wisecracks and acts cocky. (Usually objectionable.) □ Some smart ass came in here and asked for a sky hook. □ Don’t be such a smart ass! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • smart ass — Slang (sometimes vulgar). a wise guy; know it all. Also, smart ass, smartass. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • smart-ass — noun Smart ass is used before these nouns: ↑comment …   Collocations dictionary

  • smart ass — Slang (sometimes vulgar). a wise guy; know it all. Also, smart ass, smartass. [1905 10] …   Useful english dictionary

  • smart ass — noun A person regarded with an obnoxiously determined advancement of ones own personality, wishes, or views. Syn: know it all, smart aleck, wiseacre See Also: hard ass …   Wiktionary

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