[ smahr-tee ]
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noun,plural smart·ies.Informal
  1. a smart person.

Origin of smarty

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; smart + -y2
  • Also smart·ie .

Words Nearby smarty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use smarty in a sentence

  • Ole Brer Wolf, he tuck'n year 'bout de muster, un he sech a smarty dat nothin' aint gwine do but he mus' go un see w'at dey doin'.

    Nights With Uncle Remus | Joel Chandler Harris
  • The way I'd put it now—having read a lot more of his new-dawning—I'd say he was a little Jew smarty.

    The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
  • "You're so big and smarty," she said to him once, affectionately, pinioning his arms and looking into his eyes.

    The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
  • Well, I'll bet you can't get a chicken out of our barn 'thout our Dog gettin' you, Mr. smarty.

    Two Little Savages | Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Got taken up that time pretty short, didnt you, Miss smarty?

    The Girls of Central High | Gertrude W. Morrison

British Dictionary definitions for smarty



/ (ˈsmɑːtɪ) /

  1. informal a would-be clever person

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