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

Learn More about smart-arse

Share smart-arse

Statistics for smart-arse

Look-up Popularity

Comments on smart-arse

What made you want to look up smart-arse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!