smart-ass

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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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But on behalf of anyone who has ever been burgled, beaten up, sexually assaulted, had their car stolen or windows broken, stuff stolen from their shop shelves or had their bike nicked - then watched a smart-ass lawyer get the culprit off - I say 'What a good idea.
Fox said: "I've been playing a smart-ass for 20 years, but the mouse is anything but.
There's an argument to be made, I suppose, that Pop art was bigger in the press, bigger in more galleries, bigger in its effect on subsequent art, (Abstract Expressionism, after all, can't claim to have turned every subsequent artist into a smart-ass ironist).
Ann Crum is on a hiding to nothing as the dumped American divorcee with a smart-ass daughter in tow.
A sci-fi film for Disney in which Allen originally wanted to play the villain, but eventually ``softened,'' he says, ``and realized I could play the hero - a smart-ass hero.