wise guy


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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.
References in classic literature ?
"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.
"The wise guys in the trainin' camps and gyms say it's a good sign for health.
Wise Guy Reports Published "Global Brain Computer Interface Market" Research Report Which Provides Industry Share, Key Players, Market Segments and Revenue.
"Wise Guy"--60 years old, was de-mothballed last month and returned to service.
This 7-year-old buck was taken in the arid region of Central Wyoming on a spot-and-stalk hunt with a Hoyt Carbon Spyder Turbo ZT, Easton Axis 340 arrows, Rage Hyperdermic 100-grain broadheads, a Montana Black Gold Pure Gold sight and a Spot-Hogg Wise Guy release.
The wise guy will show a good fight for his fans in this May fight, but will avoid Mannys fists and he will lose the fight convincingly-for money.
Another wise guy says: "Even if they burn tyres on the streets, it will not disturb the country."
It's a four-song EP with material from two 7 inches from 1978, the second being Eu Nao Sei and standing out, because although it means "I Don't Know" it sounds like a wise guy saying "You Don't Say?!" It's all primal and stomping, a true rave up as the label would suggest, but goddamn is the production tinny and weird and top ended.
In the online world of www.barafranca.com, you pretend to be an up and coming wise guy in the world of the Mafia.
In a 6-month postintervention follow-up, Wise Guy participants saw improvements in the following measures, compared with a control group: communication with their parents about sexuality-related issues, knowledge about sexuality, support of abstinence, knowledge about and use of contraception, and improved attitudes toward sexuality and sex roles (Adolescence 2001;36:427-33).
Sleuth, I know exactly what you are talking about," said Wise Guy Eddie, leaning his folding chair against the wall at a dangerously steep angle.
You could say there was no smoke without fire.'' In Wise Guy, Scannal traces how Burke lost his power through corruption.