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smart-arse

rude slang One who makes jokes and uses sarcasm in an attempt to seem witty, but instead is deemed annoying. Primarily heard in UK. OK, smart-arse, are you going to help me, or just stand there mocking me all night?
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However I am in no position to be a smart-arse here because I too have recently been a guest on the show ( it hasn't been shown yet) and when I was asked, "In Science, what is O2?", I replied "Water".