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wiseacre

1. noun, slang Someone who is insolently overconfident in their own intelligence or wit. Oh, don't listen to that wiseacre. He just likes the sound of his own voice. Quit being such a wiseacre and listen for a change!
2. adjective, slang Of or indicating such a person. The film focuses on a no-nonsense detective after he is paired with a young wiseacre partner. I'm getting pretty tired of all her wiseacre comments.

wiseacre

n. a jerk; a wiseguy. We’ve got ways of dealing with a wiseacre like you!
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He was so near death He was willing to take Any love he could get, Even at the risk Of some mocking policeman Or some cute young wiseacre, Smashing his dentures, Perhaps leading him on To a dark place and there Kicking him in his dead groin Just for the fun of it.
Ellen does not like to be crossed, I learn one evening when I top her rhetoric with a wiseacre remark.
Thus he, the wiseacre, transforms value into something absolute, 'a property of things', instead of seeing in it only something relative, the relation of things to social labour ...
One wiseacre said, "Hey buddy, the 50-yard range is over that way."
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However, the narrator's voice is always unmistakably that of the wiseacre playwright sending up the foibles and manners of his subjects.
In deflecting that attention, he can be a fast-talking wiseacre one minute, a short-tempered growler the next.
A hand-lettered sign posted by some wiseacre doesn't help: "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." But inside, when Seymour flicks on the lights, I'm relieved that the seething horror-film mass of bugs of my imagination doesn't materialize.
When Vince Alicandri installed me as Tax Executives Institute's 2009-2010 International President in early August, the wiseacre in me prompted two quips:
Good thing this wasn't an engineering conference, or some wiseacre would have shouted, "Pick any two!"
The LFL, smartly, has tucked its brand persona into a tranche populated by wiseacre sports commentators and testosterone.
You might think a wiseacre like me would have watched it on television.
(11) Fontane believes an author can be palpably present in his fiction without leaching vitality from what he depicts, and argues (in a letter to Spielhagen) that although the author does well to avoid the roles of judge, preacher, and wiseacre, it is unfeasible for him to silence his own voice altogether.
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