- a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
- of or characteristic of a know-it-all.
Origin of know-it-all
First recorded in 1930–35
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Related Words for know it allhaughty, presumptuous, imperious, pretentious, aloof, cocky, cavalier, smug, vain, pompous, bossy, selfish, egotistical, egocentric, self-absorbed, self-indulgent, self-assured, fearless, self-reliant, poised
know it all
see know all the answers.
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