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smart al·eck

n. Informal
A person regarded as annoyingly self-assertive, especially for making impudent displays of knowledge.

[Perhaps after Aleck Hoag, 19th-century American confidence man and thief.]

smart′-al′eck, smart′-al′eck·y (-ĭ-kē) adj.
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