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or wise·ass

[wahyz-as]Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
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  1. Also wise-assed. insolent; impertinent; smart-ass.
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  1. smart-ass.
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Origin of wise-ass

First recorded in 1970–75
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Related Words for wiseass

crook, hoodlum, know-it-all, mobster, bigmouth, smarty-pants, wiseacre, wiseass, wisenheimer, criminal, hood, mafioso, wise-ass, smarty, swellhead, smart-ass, show-off, malapert, witling

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British Dictionary definitions for wiseass


  1. informal
    1. a person who thinks he or she is being witty or clever
    2. (as modifier)some wiseass kid at the back of the class
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