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smarty

[smahr-tee]
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noun, plural smart·ies.
  1. a smart aleck.
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Origin of smarty

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; smart + -y2
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smarty

smartie

noun
  1. informal a would-be clever person
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Word Origin and History for smarty

n.

"would-be witty or clever person," 1854, from smart (n.) + -y (3). Extended form smarty-pants first attested 1939.

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