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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?
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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!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
n. someone who makes wisecracks and acts cocky. (Usually objectionable.) Don’t be such a smart ass!
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