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smarty

[smahr-tee] /ˈsmɑr ti/
noun, plural smarties.
1.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; smart + -y2
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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
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Word Origin and History for smarty
n.

"would-be witty or clever person," 1854, from smart (n.) + -y (3). Extended form smarty-pants first attested 1939.

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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.
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