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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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He was over in the corner and he was a wise ass," Callahan said.
Aaron James ( his stage name ( has just signed a deal with Wise Ass records and is doing a gig at Bar 55 in Newcastle on February 13.
It's a hardto-call two horse race between Monsters, Inc and Shrek but with the former not quite reaching Toy Story heights and the latter providing plenty of industry in-jokes at Disney's expense, I'd put my 50p on a green ogre and his wise ass donkey.