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