This page is about the slang term smart-ass
a person who's annoying because they try to show how clever and knowledgeable they are (n.) | having an annoying way of trying to seem clever (adj.)
- Greg sounds like a bit of a smart-ass when he's in a discussion because he states his opinion as if it's the last word on a topic.
- We don't need some smart-ass ecology professor coming out here and telling us how to run our farms.
This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Someone who's often called a smart-ass probably thinks they are
Contributor: Matt Errey