wiseguy


Also found in: Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

wiseguy

(ˈwaɪzˌɡaɪ)
n
1. informal a person who is given to making conceited, sardonic, or insolent comments
2. US a member of the Mafia
References in periodicals archive ?
Hardcore bowhunting calls for hardcore gear, and Spot-Hogg's Wiseguy ($109.
A wiseguy dice game that seduces Calogero's younger self (played with confident brio by Joshua Colley) is reimagined as "Roll 'Em," followed by the kid's exuberant "I Like It"; Sonny's philosophical take on life is now the calculating tune "Nicky Machiavelli"; and the mob boss's advice about women to his surrogate son--whom he dubs "C"--is a swinging "One of the Great Ones.
For more than 40 years New York wiseguy Gaspare "Gary" Valenti, a trusted side-kick of the real-life Jimmy, kept that omerta - the mafia's solemn code of silence and foiled the FBI.
It includes a small number of black and white photographs of people like Henry Hill, whose book Wiseguy was later turned into the 1990 film Goodfellas.
MARTIN Scorsese''s drama about Mafia hoodlums in Brooklyn is based on Nicholas Pileggi''s autobiography, Wiseguy.
Wiseguy Sam Oldham targeted Rooney in an obvious attempt to provoke the striker by calling him a "fat whore".
There's a bit of a wiseguy consensus that Frankel is a hype horse who is underpriced to win this race.
Besides The West Wing, Silver was a regular on such TV shows as Veronica's Closet, Chicago Hope and Wiseguy.
Award-winning illustrator Eris Klein brings to life the children Joyann, Happylee, Merrylou, Appreciakate, Wiseguy, Sagelle, Danamite, and Rayray as they attend a celebration at Appreciakate's house.
Such was the case earlier in December when some wiseguy provided the link to the sheriff's Web site with a photo of UA basketball player Charles Thomas and information that indicated Thomas had been arrested.
com website, designed with the help of personal style consultant Gregg Levine, founder of your STYLE WISEguy, to take the quiz.