smarty pants

smarty-pants

[smahr-tee-pants]
noun (used with a singular verb)

Origin:
1915–20

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smarty-pants or smarty-boots (ˈsmɑːtɪˌpænts, ˈsmɑːtɪˌbuːts)
 
n
informal (functioning as singular) a would-be clever person
 
smarty-boots or smarty-boots
 
n

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smarty-pants definition


  1. n.
    a cocky person; a smart aleck. : Look, smarty-pants, let's cut the clowning around.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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