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smart-aleck

adjective

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1 making light of something usually regarded as serious or sacred
  • a talk show host who's known for his quick quips and smart-aleck observations on current events

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smart aleck

noun
variants: also smart alec

Synonyms of smart aleck (Entry 2 of 2)

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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The first known use of smart-aleck was in 1864

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“Smart-aleck.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smart-aleck. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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