- a smart aleck.
Origin of smarty
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Examples from the Web for smarty
Instead, the deflating moment came when 36–1 long shot Birdstone chased down the frontrunning Smarty Jones on the home stretch.
In 2004, Smarty Jones—undefeated going into the race—had the benefit of a nice story.
I was a smarty kid, And they were less frequent then than later.The Book of Humorous Verse
I'll lay for you, my smarty; and if I catch you about that school I'll tan you good.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
So all she got for her smarty business was just a handful of hair or two.
Such a smarty, sitting there and letting on she knew anything about boys!
Well, smarty, what is there to be done, asked Garry a trifle hotly.The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves
Claude A. Labelle
- informal a would-be clever person
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Word Origin and History for smarty
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