Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A smart aleck.

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Examples

  • Nothing smarty-pants about that, just a useful sound-bite guideline that I try to keep posted in my head.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • Nothing smarty-pants about that, just a useful sound-bite guideline that I try to keep posted in my head.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • He loves tweaking those uppity East Coast, smarty-pants liberals.

    Republican senator won't meet with Sotomayor

  • All my smarty-pants friends have commented that I've finally bothered.

    Time to get off the pot - SpouseBUZZ

  • The two firms embarked on a potentially glorious, industry-changing alliance in which the veteran Jobs would lend his expertise and wisdom to the smarty-pants Internet kids and the two firms together would take down Microsoft.

    In the Plex

  • The two firms embarked on a potentially glorious, industry-changing alliance in which the veteran Jobs would lend his expertise and wisdom to the smarty-pants Internet kids and the two firms together would take down Microsoft.

    In the Plex

  • I felt like The Wicked Child at the Seder last night, but, being a good goyische guest, I kept my smarty-pants moyl shut when someone talked about the inspiring "true" story about the quilts that mapped the way to the North for enslaved African Americans before the Civil War.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In a review that aspires to be no more than a compatibility assessment for populists it basically translates to “smarty-pants”, stands as a marker of a philistine grudge against the audacity of ambition.

    Ethics and Enthusiasm

  • I felt like The Wicked Child at the Seder last night, but, being a good goyische guest, I kept my smarty-pants moyl shut when someone talked about the inspiring "true" story about the quilts that mapped the way to the North for enslaved African Americans before the Civil War.

    I felt like The Wicked Child

  • The "justice system" falied this time, in other words, the smarty-pants activist judges from ivy-league institutions have flexed their muscles all the way down in Arkansas.

    Huckabee: Justice system 'failed miserably' with Clemmons

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  • smart aleck, smart ass, smarty. That smarty-pants always gives a flip answer.

    April 15, 2009

  • Wonder why "clever trousers" never took off?

    April 17, 2009