Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
[ smahrt-as ]
/ ˈsmɑrtˌæs /
Also smart-assed, smart·assed. characteristic of a smart ass or wise guy.
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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby smart-ass
Origin of smart-ass
First recorded in 1955–60
Definition for smartasses (2 of 2)
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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