follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

smarty

[smahr-tee] /ˈsmɑr ti/
noun, plural smarties.
1.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; smart + -y2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for smarty
  • Instead, it tosses brain twisters at four smarty-pants who are lured into a trap.
  • In our smarty-pants media culture, idealism is out of style.
  • With that many techno-smarty-pants in a group, everyone is paranoid about cabals and back-room deals.
British Dictionary definitions for smarty

smarty

/ˈsmɑːtɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) a would-be clever person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for smarty

smarty

noun

smart aleck; smart-ass, wise-ass • Most often used in address: I will bid seven on hearts, smarty (1861+)


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

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for smarty

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for smarty

11
11
Scrabble Words With Friends