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also wise-ass  (wīz′ăs′)
n. Vulgar Slang
A smart aleck.


or wise′ass`,

Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. adj.
1. Also, wise′-assed`. insolent; impertinent.
2. smart ass.
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The small hand-drawn poster some problems in philosophy, 2010, is a wise-ass crib sheet on the pros and cons of various male philosophers; it contains as much wry joshing as Amy Sillman: Visiting Artist, 2004, a satirical, picaresque cartoon travelogue through the university circuit.
who'd eloped with his cousin, the wise-ass mechanic,
Clearly located in a poor suburb, there's a large dose of irony to be found in these kids playing dead, cracking wise-ass jokes, guarding captors, and running for their lives--which is obviously more prophetic than child's play, because as members of a certain caste these kids will likely end up as cannon fodder.
Between evangelists and people who just make wise-ass and ignorant comments on religion in the pub, I knew now who God preferred most.
Social commentary ("only black kid in school +basketball = white girls") and low-impact family strife - little sister won't eat sausages/ wise-ass momma won't take no cr*p from nobody/ soft touch dad buckles at sight of a six months' advance rent and lets room to murderer.
I guess I'm like the last of the Mohicans because I know that you got these crappy, appalling Pauline Kael knockoffs now writing about movies in this kind of wise-ass, know-it-all way that's just so uninteresting to me.
I'm a professional wise-ass so it was great to be able to showcase that in the way I got to.
Fashion Team had lots of wise-ass suggestions for the best uniform.
Then when they look at me like I'm being a wise-ass I tell them that is the honest truth.
At the center of his current trouble is a wise-ass named Travis (Seann William Scott), a fast-talking double dealer whose dad has commissioned Beck to retrieve from a lingering adventure in Brazil.
I probably would've written some wise-ass review about it myself if I were a movie critic.
On one board, an earnest Rage fan gives a long definition and defense of democratic socialism, while another, not clearly trying to be a wise-ass, replies, "Sweden is run by social democrats--All it really is is super high taxes.