smartass

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smartass (plural smartasses)

  1. (slang) One who is particularly insolent, who tends to make snide remarks or jokes.
    Lots of luck, smartass.

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smartass (not comparable)

  1. (slang) Related to or characteristic of a smartass.
    I have had quite enough of your smartass remarks.

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smartass (third-person singular simple present smartasses, present participle smartassing, simple past and past participle smartassed)

  1. (slang) To talk like a smartass, with a lot of snide remarks.
    • 2012, Storm Large, Crazy Enough: A Memoir
      I smartassed and smack-talked half of the interview, but as I relaxed a bit more and genuinely talked with them, a strange thing happened.