smart-ass


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smart-ass

(smärt′ăs′)
n. Vulgar Slang
A smart aleck.

smart′-ass′ adj.
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We don't think many see the UAE singer as "gullible," especially with her many smart-ass comments and responses to her frenemies on Twitter and Instagram
In a tweet that one newspaper beautifully dubbed "a typically smart-ass Leftie comment", Sal - very much the Leftie - shared her glib views with the Twitter world.
But their narrators, Ismet and his alter egos--Izzy, a cool-dude Angelino, and the two Mustafas, a puny, smart-ass version of Ismet with many of his memories and Mustafa's shadow, a burly young peasant--are unreliable and occasionally penetrate one another's narratives.
For reasons unknown, the spacetravelling smart-ass decides to escape and hop on the first vehicle out of town-a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost).
It's that knowing, bratty, smart-ass twang that I guess is inspired by wearing sunglasses every day of your life and drinking Big Gulps on the beach.
I always find it's great for people to say what they like to me and ask me smart-ass questions.
The sculpture, by smart-ass Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, which depicts Seymour as the ultimate trophy wife, graces the cover of Phillips de Pury and Company's Nov.
He's also an ex high school wrestler (98-pound class), an obsessed baseball fan, a yoga practitioner, a hopeless romantic, a smart-ass philosopher, a child-like adventurer/observer and on-fire showman with an absurdist's view of this crazy world and the life-forms that inhabit it.
The former Killie and Hibs boss was the master of the smart-ass comment, the snide riposte to a routine query that attempted to undermine the questioner.
Well, it is a bit squirm-inducing to watch young Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) come across as a smart-ass, but then again, it holds because it doesn't contradict what Kirk is to become later, and if anything, actually adds new dimensions to his persona.
But on behalf of anyone who has ever been burgled, beaten up, sexually assaulted, had their car stolen or windows broken, stuff stolen from their shop shelves or had their bike nicked - then watched a smart-ass lawyer get the culprit off - I say 'What a good idea.
He makes and contributes to 'zines, lives to hit the road, yes yes yes, he's a thoughtful smart-ass after my own heart.