So much of the promise of the show is that you have a smart aleck detective who will never stop goofing around.
De one dat do dat was just a smart aleck and de cap'n of de crowd shame him and make him slink 'way, out de house.
It was the history of all smart aleck's, and there is no use of going into details.
“That sounds suspiciously like trying to be a smart aleck,” I retorted.
Oh, I've got a little business to transact with Reeves and some other smart aleck downtown.
For if we don't run across that bag mighty soon we're bound to make it warm for this smart aleck.
The result was a greasy coat collar and the general tout ensemble of the genus "smart aleck."
After some smart aleck has written it up as an English comp.
"Thought hisself a smart aleck, I reckon," remarked the hunter, with continual contempt.
A neighbor of mine, a hardware man, told me an instance of the smart aleck a few days ago.
[1924+; origin unknown; since the earliest attested uses have to do with hair oil, it may be a vague blend of smooth, smear, palm oil, cream, etc]