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

Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. adj.
1. Also, wise′-assed`. insolent; impertinent.
2. smart ass.
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