smarty

[ smahr-tee ]
/ ˈsmɑr ti /

noun, plural smart·ies.


Nearby words

  1. smartness,
  2. smartphone,
  3. smarts,
  4. smartwatch,
  5. smartweed,
  6. smarty-pants,
  7. smash,
  8. smash hit,
  9. smash-and-grab,
  10. smash-up

Origin of smarty

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

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British Dictionary definitions for smarty

smarty

smartie

/ (ˈsmɑːtɪ) /

noun

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

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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