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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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Well, it is a bit squirm-inducing to watch young Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) come across as a smart-ass, but then again, it holds because it doesn't contradict what Kirk is to become later, and if anything, actually adds new dimensions to his persona.
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Become a smart-ass columnist and criticize from afar.
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One hesitates to accuse a writer as prolific as Plater of laziness, but there is a feeling here that he is coasting, not making much attempt to explore beyond well-worked Second World War stereotypes or to aspire beyond a mild, smart-ass humour.
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Senate and tanked in a debate with Democratic challenger Brian Schweitzer, Wadhams told an AP scribe that Schweitzer had performed like a "smart-ass thug." Media coverage of the debate was dominated by the comment, not Burns's lackluster showing.
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It had the facts but was frequently smart-ass about what they meant.
These selections from his collection entitled "Aphorisms, One-Liners, Snippets, Notes, Jottings, and Smart-Ass Remarks" were compiled by Robert Potter.* I call my grandson Cory "Cory Borealis"--he of the flaming red hair.