adjective Date: 1976 annoyingly cocky or sarcastic in speech

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  • smart-mouth — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: often attributive : one given to making remarks that aim for cleverness and wit but that strike others as cocky or annoying : smart aleck • smart mouth verb • smart mouthed ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective * * * /ˈsmɑɚtˌmaʊθ/ (or …   Useful english dictionary

  • smart mouth — 1. informal n. an ability or tendency to make impertinent retorts; impudence why do you hide behind that smart mouth all the time? 2. v. (smart mouth) [intrans.] make impudent remarks ■ [trans.] make impudent remarks to Derivatives: smart mouthed …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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-mouth — verb N. Amer. informal make impudent remarks. Derivatives smart mouthed adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • potty-mouthed — adjective Having the characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities. It also tests our tolerance of smart aleck, potty mouthed teenage boys. See Also: potty mouth …   Wiktionary

  • mouth — ♦♦ mouths, mouthing, mouthed (The noun is pronounced [[t]ma͟ʊθ[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ma͟ʊð[/t]]. The plural of the noun and the third person singular of the verb are both pronounced [[t]ma͟ʊðz[/t]].) 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your mouth… …   English dictionary

  • pert — adj 1. impertinent, impudent, flippant, saucy, fresh, smart alecky, smart aleck, smart, smart mouthed, malapert, Inf. cheeky, Inf. flip; audacious, out of line, disrespectful, rude, impolite, unmannerly, uncivil; forward, presumptuous, brazen,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • wise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sage, sagacious; learned, profound, deep; judicious, well advised; informal, impudent, rude. See knowledge, insolence. n. manner, method. wise guy wise man II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Judicious] Syn …   English dictionary for students

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