smartarse

/ (ˈsmɑːtˌɑːs) /

noun

derogatory, slang
  1. a clever person, esp one who parades his knowledge offensively
  2. (as modifier)smartarse guidebooks

QUIZZES

Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Derived forms of smartarse

smartarsed, adjective
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