wise-ass

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wise-ass

One who is sarcastic or makes jokes in an attempt to seem witty, usually to others' annoyance; a smart aleck. Primarily heard in US. Joe is such a wise-ass that it's hard to know when he's being serious. Every class seems to have one disruptive wise-ass.
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I got it because I'm a wiseass,'' says the comedian, perhaps best-known for hosting the syndicated version of NBC's ``The Weakest Link.
There are as many reasons to hate Courtney Love as there are to adore her--the same reasons: She's a wiseass who says exactly what she thinks, she's utterly focused on herself and yet totally out of control, and she's an unapologetic mess with a chip on her shoulder that's almost as large as her ego.
So Ivins, a left-leaning populist, will no doubt surge now in her patented role, as a wiseass who's genuinely wise.