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wise guy

noun [C] uk   ( US offensive wise ass) informal us  
someone who is always trying to seem more clever than anyone else in a way that is annoying: Okay, wise guy, if you're so damned smart, you can tell everyone how it's done!
wise-guy
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈwaɪz.ɡaɪ/ ( US offensive wise-ass) us  
wise-guy humour
Translations of “wise guy”
in Korean 잘난체 하는 사람…
in Arabic مَغرور…
in Portuguese sabichão, sabichona, espertinho…
in Catalan setciències…
in Japanese 知ったかぶりをする人…
in Italian sapientone, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自作聰明的人, 自命不凡的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自作聪明的人, 自命不凡的人…
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