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    I want to know what "smart alec" means.Can you help?

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    Re: smart alec

    Quote Originally Posted by ackeiyword View Post
    I want to know what "smart alec" means.Can you help?
    Smart alec - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    smart al·eck

    noun
    Definition of SMART ALECK

    : an obnoxiously conceited and self-assertive person with pretensions to smartness or cleverness

    smart–aleck adjective
    smart–al·ecky\-ˌa-lə-kē, -ˌe-\ adjective
    Variants of SMART ALECK

    smart al·eck also smart al·ec \ˈsmärt-ˌa-lik, -ˌe-\

    Examples of SMART ALECK

    1. <some smart aleck in the audience kept shouting clever insults at the nervous speaker>

    Origin of SMART ALECK

    Aleck, nickname for Alexander First Known Use: 1865


    Related to SMART ALECK

    Synonyms: smarty (or smartie), smarty-pants, wiseacre, wiseass, wise guy, wisenheimer (also weisenheimer)

    Related Words: know-all [chiefly British], know-it-all; wisecracker; hotshot, show-off

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