smart-ass adjective
smart-assed adjective

Examples of smart-ass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One More Time offers the perfect opportunity to take one last stab at it all: the smart-ass attitude, the genre-defining music, and the rock-star dreams. Maya Georgi, Rolling Stone, 19 Oct. 2023 For your kindness that somehow surpasses even your coolness, for your drive, your creativity, your A+ stink-eye and your smart-ass sense of humor. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2023 Brunson also seems like a definite — she was nominated last year but lost to Jean Smart for Hacks — and Lyonne’s smart-ass charm seems likely to win over voters. Vulture, 11 July 2023 But here, Pine is called upon to be both a traditional square-jawed hero ready to save the world and the smart-ass comic relief looking out for No. 1. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 11 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of smart-ass was in 1958

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“Smart-ass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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