smart-ass

[ smahrt-as ]
/ ˈsmɑrtˌæs /
Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.

adjective

Also smart-assed, smart·assed. characteristic of a smart ass or wise guy.

noun

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Origin of smart-ass

First recorded in 1955–60

Definition for smartasses (2 of 2)

smart ass

noun Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.

a wise guy; know-it-all.
Also smart·-ass·, smart·ass.

Origin of smart ass

First recorded in 1905–10
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