Definition of smart-arse in English:

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smart-arse

Pronunciation: /ˈsmɑːtɑːs/
(US smart-ass)

noun

informal
A person who is irritating because they behave as if they know everything.
Example sentences
  • I'm not a smart-arse who thinks he knows all the answers now, far from it.
  • Cutting, heavily ironic comedy and musical numbers ensue, best appreciated for their dazzling cleverness, not for their smart-ass, apathetic politics.
  • You could call Lee a smart-ass but he is too clever for that.
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