smarty

noun
\ ˈsmär-tē \
variants: or smartie
plural smarties

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Examples of smarty in a Sentence

Don't be such a smarty. She's a real smarty and does her job very well.

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While Brooks came up with the idea of the show, generating lyrics like ‘‘Don’t be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi party,’’ Mr. Johnson created the campy, Busby Berkeley-like staging. Harrison Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Alan Johnson, 81, choreographer for Broadway and Mel Brooks," 14 July 2018 But what about sending out messages inviting contact with intelligent aliens rather than just listening for incoming missives from faraway smarty-pants or whatever clothing may be appropriate for their anatomy? Steve Mirsky, Scientific American, "Intelligent Aliens May Know about Us Well before We Find Out about Them," 1 Jan. 2018 Ms Kelly was not removed, but Fox came firmly on to team Trump Don’t be stupid, be a smartyWhat happened between 2009 and 2015 to bring about the shift in non-college white voters Mr Trump profited from? The Economist, "The president’s takeover of his party is near complete," 19 Apr. 2018 Yet there are also points where the smarty-pants interpolations get in the way of the central questions in Rostand’s unabashedly romantic (if adolescent) view of honor and love. Kerry Reid, chicagotribune.com, "'Cyrano' gets a witty update at BoHo without losing the fun swordplay," 12 Mar. 2018 As those of us with Flavia-mania know from previous books, the plucky adolescent is terrifically entertaining — the world’s foremost brainiac/chemist/sleuth/busybody/smarty-pants. Adam Woog, The Seattle Times, "Cozy up with cozy mysteries," 26 Jan. 2018 Is my genius toothbrush going to start communicating with my smarty-pants phone? Lisa Scottoline, Philly.com, "Being outsmarted by my toothbrush | Lisa Scottoline," 26 Jan. 2018 This is not to say that the pestilence lacks the Coens’ trademark comic ghastliness and smarty-pants zingers. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Suburbicon' is an uneasy mixture of noir and socially conscious film," 28 Oct. 2017 Even my smarty-pants digital-native progeny can't quite get to the bottom of it. Kristin Van Ogtrop, Time, "Hey! You! Get Off of My Cloud! And Other Tales from the Family-Data-Sharing Economy," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of smarty

1847, in the meaning defined above

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smarty

noun

English Language Learners Definition of smarty

: a smart person

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