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n. pl. smart·ies Informal
1. A smart aleck.
2. A quick-witted person.


(ˈsmɑːtɪ) or


informal a would-be clever person

smart′ al`eck

(or al`ec)

(ˈæl ɪk)
n. Informal.
an obnoxiously conceited and impertinent person.
[1860–65, Amer.; generic use of Aleck, nickname for Alexander]
smart′-al`eck•y, smart′-al`eck, adj.
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Informal. One who is obnoxiously self-assertive and arrogant:


[ˈsmɑːtɪ] N (also smarty-pants) → sabelotodo mf


n sing (inf)Schlaumeier(in) m(f), → Schlauberger(in) m(f) (inf)
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