smarty pants

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smarty pants

1. One who obnoxiously and frequently attempts to assert perceived superiority in intelligence; a know-it-all. Don't be such a smarty pants. You don't know everything.
2. One who makes jokes and uses sarcasm in an attempt to seem witty, but instead is deemed annoying; a smart aleck. OK, smarty pants, are you going to help me, or just stand there mocking me all night?
See also: pant, smarty
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smarty-pants

n. a cocky person; a smart aleck. Look, smarty-pants, let’s cut the clowning around.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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