smarty-pants

[ smahr-tee-pants ]
/ ˈsmɑr tiˌpænts /

noun (used with a singular verb)


Nearby words

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

Origin of smarty-pants

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for smarty-pants

smarty-pants

smarty-boots (ˈsmɑːtɪˌbuːts)

/ (ˈsmɑːtɪˌpænts) /

noun

(functioning as singular) informal a would-be clever person
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