- smart aleck,
- smart as a whip,
- smart ass
Origin of smarm
Examples from the Web for smarm
For such searing, challenging dreams, we have only snark or smarm.
Word Origin for smarm
1914, from colloquial verb smalm, smarm "to smear, bedaub" (the hair, with pomade), 1847, of unknown origin, perhaps somehow suggestive of the action. Verbal meaning "to smear with flattery" is from 1902.