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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


n. a cocky person. (Also a term of address.) Well, if you’re such a smarty, why aren’t you rich?


n. a cocky person; a smart aleck. Look, smarty-pants, let’s cut the clowning around.
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Winston, 42, who attends Dundee College, said: "I couldn't believe it when I opened the book and saw the Smarty Grandpa page.
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Smarty Jones was well behaved and after being loaded last, broke well from his outside berth as Purge took up the early running.
However, the Nick Zito-trained Birdstone had made a huge move round the top bend under Edgar Prado and gradually he reeled in Smarty Jones to spoil the party.
HIS mother claimed the Grand National after three attempts and Mark Pitman will be hoping it's third time lucky for himself and his horse Smarty this year.
MARTELL Grand National hope Smarty continued his build up to the Aintree spectacular with a run over hurdles at Plumpton yesterday.
Meanwhile, Mark Pitman, trainer of last year's runner-up Smarty, has six horses in the line-up at this early stage.
GRAND National runner-up Smarty returns to the scene of his Herculean Aintree effort this afternoon.
Smarty (2.40), runner-up to Red Marauder in this year's Grand National is back for a taste of real thing again after Mark Pitman gave him warm-up win at lowly Plumpton.
BE a Smarty at Aintree today and follow the horses for courses theory in the Tote Becher Handicap Chase.