smart ass

smart ass

noun Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
a wise guy; know-it-all.
Also, smart·-ass·, smartass.


Origin:
1905–10

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smart-ass

[smahrt-as] Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
adjective
1.
Also, smart-assed, smartassed. characteristic of a smart ass or wise guy.
noun

Origin:
1955–60

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smart ass definition


  1. n.
    someone who makes wisecracks and acts cocky. (Usually objectionable.) : Don't be such a smart ass!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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