smart ass


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smart′ ass`

Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. n.
1. a wise guy; know-it-all.
adj.
2. Also, smart′-ass`, smart′-assed`. characteristic of a wise guy; cocksure and often insolent.
[1955–60]
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