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wise guy

n. Slang
1. A smart aleck.
2. A mobster.

wise guy

n
1. a person who is given to making conceited, sardonic, or insolent comments
2. US a member of the Mafia

wise′ guy`


n. Informal.
a cocksure, conceited, and often insolent person; smart aleck.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wise guy - an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments
upstart - an arrogant or presumptuous person

wise guy

noun
Slang. One who is obnoxiously self-assertive and arrogant:
Translations
مُدَّعي العِلْم، مَغْرور
bedrevidendeblærerøv
chytrák
çok bilmişukala

wise guy

n (fam) → sapientone/a, sputasentenze m/f inv

wise

(waiz) adjective
1. having gained a great deal of knowledge from books or experience or both and able to use it well.
2. sensible. You would be wise to do as he suggests; a wise decision.
ˈwisely adverb
wisdom (ˈwizdəm) noun
Wisdom comes with experience.
wisdom tooth (ˈwizdəm-)
any one of the four back teeth cut after childhood, usually about the age of twenty.
ˈwisecrack noun
a joke.
wise guy
a person who (shows that he) thinks that he is smart, knows everything etc.
be wise to
to be fully aware of. He thinks I'm going to give him some money, but I'm wise to his plan.
none the wiser
not knowing any more than before. He tried to explain the rules to me, but I'm none the wiser.
put (someone) wise
to tell, inform (someone) of the real facts.
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The wise guys in the trainin' camps and gyms say it's a good sign for health.
Makin' free to spit out what's in me," Matt said one day, "I beg to state that you was a wise guy all right when you paid the price you did for that dog.
Ray Liotta plays a small-time gangster with Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro's older wise guys.
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On the evidence of this drama, these wise guys like nothing more than a good blether.
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Knowing when to stop is where the wise guys get it right" Broadcaster Chris Evans "I love Prince Harry - good looking and a bit of a rebel.
As in most Cosa Nostra prosecutions here, the alleged wise guys face evidence gathered by turncoats and surveillance, the US attorney s office said.
The wise guys claimed that for once they have decided to take the fight not only back to the judiciary, but also to the Sharifs.
That was hard, especially in a world where you often got your jobs through wise guys.
This offering may look a million miles away from the murky world of hit-men and wise guys but, under the surface, there are distinct similarities in this 60s set drama about advertising men.
A Major Life Lesson: // On an East New York stoop / watching wise guys / in pearl-gray gingerella hats / leaving from home at noon in / Twizzler black Caddys //--while his working stiff neighbors / carried baloney sandwiches / onto the BMT trains.