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wise-ass

[wahyz-as] /ˈwaɪzˌæs/
adjective
1.
Also, wise-assed. insolent; impertinent; smart-ass.
noun
2.
Also, wiseass.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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Slang definitions & phrases for wise-ass

smart aleck

modifier

: I asked you to come here to give us advice, not smart-aleck talk

noun phrase

smart-ass (1865+)

[perhaps fr Aleck Hoag, a thief whose fate was described in an 1844 book by George Wilkes]


wires

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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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