smarty pants

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

smarty-pants

n. a cocky person; a smart aleck. Look, smarty-pants, let’s cut the clowning around.
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In a nutshell, he was a smarty pants. If you knew Tim a decade ago and tried to have a conversation with him today the difference would be drastic.
Manzano also complimented him for being 'passionate, creative and a smarty pants,' hence, everything he has is all from hard work.
The FDA said that the products: GNC Mega Acidophilus, Airborne Original Immune Support Supplement, Slice of Life Organics Energy+ B12 Adult Gummy Vitamins, and Smarty Pants Kid Complete Multivatamin Omega 3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D3 and B12, have not gone through the registration process.
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Deputy Mayor and a councillor for the Old Swan ward, Gary Millar, said: "Our attention has been brought to a number of so called 'smarty pants' comments on social media and therefore we would urge residents not to air their dirty laundry in public.
Gary Millar, Deputy Mayor and a Cllr for the Old Swan ward said: "As one of Old Swan's 3 councillors our attention has been brought to a number of so called 'smarty pants' comments on social media and therefore we would urge residents not to air their dirty laundry in public.
King, 68, who is an artist, ran his Smarty Pants educational services program in the Jackson Public Schools.
Dennis Depew, dean of the College of Business and Technology, are pleased to welcome the following regional speakers and guests: Shawn Bergman, Appalachian State University; Etta Clark, vice president of Global Public Affairs and Policy at Eastman; Heather Cook, director of Marketing and Public Relations for the City of Kingsport; Brant DeBow, cofounder and chief technology officer at BiTE Interactive; Brittney Ezell, ETSU womens basketball coach; Jeff Little, associate professor, department head of Entertainment Technology Program at Northeast State Community College; Clay Prewitt, vice president and creative director at The Tombras Group; Sydney Ross, ETSU Roan Scholar; and Wynne Tyree, founder and president of Smarty Pants.
Robin rates her as highly as Smarty Pants, their all-conquering heifer who dominated local commercials competitions in 2008 before winning the Scottish Winter Fair title that year, "She's one of the best we have bred since Smarty Pants - we think she is not far behind her in terms of quality," he said.
When I was growing up and going to public school in Brooklyn we had a name for the kid who seemed to know everything: "Smarty-pants." The Urban Dictionary nails the definition of smarty pants as " a person who knows the word 'lul-a-bye' comes from the Saxon words, 'lut,' meaning 'to sing' and 'bye' meaning 'to sleep,' and then brags about it in the weekly email newsletter."
The 2fm presenter, 36, admitted she even gets panic attacks during the Smarty Pants skit on her Breakfast Republic radio show because of school.
When I was growing up, the expression "smarty pants" was not usually said in a complimentary way.
The campaign, called Little Miss Smarty Pants, took home silver prizes at the Fresh Awards in the proving marketing effectiveness category and also for TV or cinema commercial (including low budget).
By doing this, somewhere along the way, we have bred a generation of complete and utter smarty pants - as I discovered when I accompanied my 10-year-old on an 'iMovie Summer Camp' in our local Apple Store.
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