variants or smartie
plural smarties

Examples of smarty in a Sentence

Don't be such a smarty. She's a real smarty and does her job well.
Recent Examples on the Web The film stars Janelle Monáe in overlapping roles as a 21st-century professional smarty named Veronica and an enslaved woman named Eden who is forced into labor on a cotton plantation. Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2020 In addition to Johnson, East High's resident smarty-pants, Monique Coleman will be reprising her role as the brilliant Taylor McKessie and Broadway veteran Alyson Reed will be back as the kooky Ms. Darbus. Shafiq Najib, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2022 East High's resident smarty-pants, Monique Coleman will be returning in her role as the brilliant Taylor McKessie. Amanda Taylor, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2022 The choice was clear: our in-house politics smarty, Alex Burns. Michael Simon Johnson, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2020 Who is going to win the World Series, smarty aleck? Jason Gay, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2020 Despite this, the story of still feels as immediate as ever, in large part because of the performances of Daisy Edgar-Jones as the prickly smarty-pants Marianne Sheridan and Paul Mescal as the popular, eager-to-please Connell Waldron. Keely Weiss, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Apr. 2020 The 45-year-old author, podcaster and general smarty-pants online influencer defeated his nearest competitors, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter. Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2020 People replied with funny comments, mean comments, smarty-pants memes, etc. Sean Clancy, Arkansas Online, 24 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smarty was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Smarty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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variants or smartie
plural smarties
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