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smart-alec

[smahrt-al-ik] /ˈsmɑrtˌæl ɪk/
noun
adjective
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Slang definitions & phrases for smart alec

smart aleck

modifier

: I asked you to come here to give us advice, not smart-aleck talk

noun phrase

smart-ass (1865+)

[perhaps fr Aleck Hoag, a thief whose fate was described in an 1844 book by George Wilkes]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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