Definition of smart aleck
: an obnoxiously conceited and self-assertive person with pretensions to smartness or cleverness
Examples of smart aleck in a sentence
<some smart aleck in the audience kept shouting clever insults at the nervous speaker>
Variants of smart aleck
Origin of smart aleck
Aleck, nickname for Alexander
First Known Use: 1865
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Definition of smart aleck for Students
: a person who likes to show off in a clever but rude or annoying way
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