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smart-ass

rude slang One who makes jokes and uses sarcasm in an attempt to seem witty, but instead is deemed annoying. Primarily heard in US. OK, smart-ass, are you going to help me, or just stand there mocking me all night?

smart ass

someone who makes wisecracks and acts cocky. (Potentially offensive. Use only with discretion.) Some smart ass came in here and asked for a sky hook. Don't be such a smart ass!
See also: ass, smart

smart ass

n. someone who makes wisecracks and acts cocky. (Usually objectionable.) Don’t be such a smart ass!
See also: ass, smart
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I was thinking of taking them - and when I say 'them' I mean the likes of Gus Hansen (inset) and all those other smart-asses you see on the telly - by surprise by bluffing like a lunatic.
And then, almost overnight, they disappeared to be replaced by slick smart-asses like Davina McCall, Patrick Kielty and Jonathan Ross.