espertinho

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From esperto +‎ -inho.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espertinho m (plural espertinhos, feminine espertinha, feminine plural espertinhas)

  1. smarty pants; know-it-all (someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable)
    Synonyms: sabichão, sabe-tudo
  2. a sly, cunning person
    Synonyms: matreiro, finório, ladino

Adjective[edit]

espertinho m (feminine singular espertinha, masculine plural espertinhos, feminine plural espertinhas, comparable)

  1. (of a person) who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable
    Synonym: sabichão
  2. (of a person) sly; cunning; wily
    Synonyms: matreiro, finório, ladino