wisenheimer
also weisenheimer noun Etymology: 2wise + -enheimer (as in family names such as Guggenheimer, Oppenheimer) Date: 1904 smart aleck

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  • wisenheimer — ☆ wisenheimer [wī′zən hī΄mər ] n. [ WIS(E) + enheimer, as in Ger family names, e.g., Oppenheimer, Altenheimer] Slang a wiseacre or wiseguy …   English World dictionary

  • wisenheimer — noun A self assertive and arrogant person; a know it all or smart aleck. It wasn’t until I read Mark Oppenheimer’s charming memoir that I had an apt description of my son: “…a smart aleck is a smart guy gone bad, a boy whose smartness is being… …   Wiktionary

  • wisenheimer — n Someone who thinks he or she is smarter than others. Buzz is a wisenheimer who thinks he knows everything. 1900s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • wisenheimer — /wuy zeuhn huy meuhr/, n. Informal. a wiseacre or smart aleck. Also, weisenheimer. [1915 20, Amer.; earlier also wiseheimer, equiv. to WISE1 + (en)heimer, extracted from surnames with this ending] * * * …   Universalium

  • wisenheimer — (Roget s Thesaurus II) also weisenheimer noun Informal. One who is obnoxiously self assertive and arrogant: malapert, witling. Informal: know it all, saucebox, smart aleck, smarty, smarty pants. Slang: wiseacre, wisecracker, wise guy. See GOOD …   English dictionary for students

  • wisenheimer — n American an alternative spelling of weisenheimer …   Contemporary slang

  • wisenheimer — n. one who often makes wisecracks, smart aleck, wise guy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wisenheimer — [ wʌɪz(ə)nˌhʌɪmə] noun US informal a person who pretends to be wise or knowledgeable; a wiseacre. Origin early 20th cent.: from wise1 + the suffix (n)heimer found in surnames such as Oppenheimer …   English new terms dictionary

  • wisenheimer — wis·en·heim·er …   English syllables

  • wisenheimer — wis•en•heim•er or weisenheimer [[t]ˈwaɪ zənˌhaɪ mər[/t]] n. Informal. inf wise guy • Etymology: 1915–20, amer.; earlier also wiseheimer= wise I+ (en)heimer, extracted from surnames with this ending …   From formal English to slang

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