smarty-pants


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smar·ty-pants

(smär′tē-pănts′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb) Informal
A smart aleck.

smarty-pants

(ˈsmɑːtɪˌpænts) or

smarty-boots

n
(functioning as singular) 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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smarty-pants

noun
Informal. One who is obnoxiously self-assertive and arrogant:
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