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ruzuzu commented on the word smart alec
See smart alice.
March 13, 2010
Prolagus commented on the word smart alec
Cf. smart aleck.
sarra commented on the word smart alec
Pronounced, like smart-arse, with the stress on “smart”; Alec is left uncapitalised. Said, I've just learnt, to be used after an 1840s New Yorker: Alec Hoag. Pimp, thief and con artist!Something or someone can be smart-alecky.
April 25, 2008