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Merriam Webster's

noun see smart aleck

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also aleck, alick) colloq. a person displaying ostentatious or smug cleverness. Derivatives: smart-alecky adj. Etymology: SMART + Alec, dimin. of the name Alexander

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(smart alecs) Note: in AM and sometimes in BRIT, use 'smart aleck' If you describe someone as a smart alec, you dislike the fact that they think they are very clever and always have an answer for everything. (INFORMAL) ...a fortyish smart-alec TV reporter... N-COUNT: oft N n [disapproval]



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