smart-arse

noun

Definition of smart-arse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

British, informal + impolite
: a person who says things that are clever or funny but that are also disrespectful or rude

smart-arse

adjective

Definition of smart-arse (Entry 2 of 2)

: being clever or funny but also disrespectful or rude smart-arse remarks

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“Smart-arse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smart-arse. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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