wise-ass

or wise·ass

[ wahyz-as ]
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adjective
  1. Also wise-assed . insolent; impertinent; smart-ass.

noun

Origin of wise-ass

1
First recorded in 1970–75

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How to use wise-ass in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for wiseass

wiseass

/ (ˈwaɪzæs) /


noun
  1. informal

    • a person who thinks he or she is being witty or clever

    • (as modifier): some wiseass kid at the back of the class

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