Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
[ wahyz-as ]
/ ˈwaɪzˌæs /
Also wise-assed. insolent; impertinent; smart-ass.
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Origin of wise-ass
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby wise-ass
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Example sentences from the Web for wiseass
Brash, crass, and overflowing with wiseass attitude, he remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.The King of Postmodern Cool Is Reborn in ‘Ash Vs. The Evil Dead’|Nick Schager|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In his interview with Woodward, Ailes dismissed the taped conversation as “more of a joke, a wiseass way I have,” he said.Secret Tape: Ailes Tried to Entice Petraeus to Run|Howard Kurtz|December 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for wiseass
/ (ˈwaɪzæs) /
- 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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