from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A smart aleck.
- n. Informal A quick-witted person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An obnoxiously clever or quick-witted person; a smart aleck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A would-be witty person; a smart.
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THIS IS JUST PERVERTED “ooh ah dance in smarty pants”?
I agree completely, also because you can very easily restrict what can be used in smarty, which is handy when non-programmers have to touch it.
You are known as a smarty pants by those around you and probably have the ability to stay chill when everyone else is freaking out.
Again, that predictive kind of smarty pants sort of attitude oftentimes that journalists bring to it.
Someone identified as the Canadian owner of a smart car has posted details in an online forum about the terrifying ordeal his "smarty" endured.
I was called "smarty" when I did that as a child and later "smart ass" once I reached my teens.
Finally some "smarty" told me that there was no such person, and "let the cat out of the bag."
On reaching our line of battle they stopped, but kept in their saddles, pulling their horses about, playing "smarty," and grinning and chattering like a brace of young monkeys.
If you're a unique kind of smarty-pants, you can go to
It seems Burnham's 'produce what we eat' is being reintroduced in a "smarty" way.