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smarty-pants

[smahr-tee-pants] /ˈsmɑr tiˌpænts/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for smartypants

smarty-pants

/ˈsmɑːtɪˌpænts/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (informal) a would-be clever person
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Slang definitions & phrases for smartypants

smarts

noun

Intelligence; brains, savvy: If they had any smarts, they would have put a silencer on a gun and pumped a bullet in his head

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street smarts

[1970+; probably on analogy with brains and wits]


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