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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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Smartass steals elements from other shows and moulds them into a bigger mess than Ruby Wax's hair.
Gasoline, slated for release in the spring of 2003, lacks the razor-sharp, smartass wit that characterized Callie Kourie's road movie Thelma and Louise.
There was a good argument that the BBC was being a little hypocritical in using My Worst Week as a good excuse to drag over the story's worst elements for a second time, not helped by a smartass presenter teleported in from yoof TV.
Except for the LSAT, the smartass bluejay, which is designed by demented geniuses who have made a science of turning a curve ball into a triple helix, and figured out how to get paid for doing it.
Even there, I was a smartass as much as possible,'' she recalls.
She could win because she's a feminist who likes men who like women and whiskey, enchantingly smartass, "funny about politics and serious about the Constitution" (as she once said of her dear friend John Henry Faulk), notoriously softhearted, and popular--not only in Texas but nationally.
Prior to the European tour, MASTODON will play a special one-off club show in Athens, GA with comedian Brian Posehn on Saturday Oct 11, at the 40 Watt Club to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the venerable smartass institution known as Chunklet Magazine.
Certain newspapers are "looking rather desperate", said the trained barrister turned professional smartass.
Lee Judge, who recently was laid off at the Kansas City Star, told NPR, "It's pretty hard to find a new job when your resume says you are a professional smartass.
But the writing very rarely rises above a kind of smartass urbanity, milking all-too-easy aphorisms and facile jibes from the lifestyles and mindsets of the two somewhat shallow protags.
Solicitors - Be warned that we might not be able to get you off, no matter how many smartass remarks we make.
Peter Schjeldahl, "The Smartass Problem," The Village Voice, 1 March 1994, and "Robert Morris: Maxi of the Minimals," The New York Times, 7 May 1972.
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But this dangerous legal precedent will encourage well-off Tory and Lib Dem MPs and their smartass lawyers to overturn the will of the people expressed in the ballot box.
Okay, smartass Kidman, maybe brain training games aren't such a waste of time after all then.