variants also smart alecs
plural of smart aleck
as in wise guys
a person who likes to show off in a clever but annoying way some smart aleck in the audience kept shouting clever insults at the nervous speaker

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“Smart alecks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smart%20alecks. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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