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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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Take a bunch of wise asses from a Northeastern coal town with tons of character make them even more bored with what's going on around them, and a crude recipe of two parts will synthesize into something much more complex but to the point.