[smahrt-as]Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
- Also smart-assed, smart·assed. characteristic of a smart ass or wise guy.
Origin of smart-ass
First recorded in 1955–60
- a wise guy; know-it-all.
Also smart·-ass·, smart·ass.
Origin of smart ass
First recorded in 1905–10
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Related Wordsknow-it-all, brain, intellectual, braggart, windbag, wiseacre, smarty-pants, smart-ass, wise-ass, smarty, swellhead, wisenheimer, show-off, malapert, witling
Examples from the Web for smartasses
The New Yorker critic takes on smartasses who think they are being witty in an excerpt from his new book, Snark.The High Priests of Snark
January 8, 2009
Word Origin and History for smartasses
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