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noun Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
a wise guy; know-it-all.
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Also smart-ass, smartass .
Origin of smart ass
First recorded in 1905–10
Definition for smart ass (2 of 2)
Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
[ smahrt-as ]
/ ˈsmɑrtˌæs /
Also smart-assed, smartassed . characteristic of a smart ass or wise guy.
Origin of smart-ass
First recorded in 1955–60
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Example sentences from the Web for smart ass
Later, after getting a smartass remark from Lewis, she demanded to know if he and his buddies were raising credit-card rates.