wise guy

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noun \ˈwīz-ˌgī\

Definition of wise guy

  1. 1 :  smart aleck

  2. 2 usually wiseguy \ˈwīz-ˌgī\ :  mobster

Examples of wise guy in a sentence

  1. Quit being a wise guy.

  2. No more wise-guy remarks, got it?

  3. a movie about two wiseguys

1896

First Known Use of wise guy

1896


WISE GUY Defined for English Language Learners

wise guy

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noun \ˈwīz-ˌgī\

Definition of wise guy for English Language Learners

  • : a person who says or does things that are funny but also annoying or somewhat rude

  • : someone who is part of a secret organized group of criminals



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