Word forms: plural smart arses
language note: The spellings smartarse in British English and smartass or smart-ass in American English are also used.
[informal , rude , disapproval]
If you describe
someone as a smart arse
, you dislike
the fact that they think
they are very clever and like to show everyone this.
Nobody likes a smart arse.
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