[ smahr-tee-pants ]
/ ˈsmɑr tiˌpænts /
noun (used with a singular verb)
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- smash hit,
Origin of smarty-pants
First recorded in 1915–20
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/ (ˈsmɑːtɪˌpænts) /
(functioning as singular) informal a would-be clever person
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