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wise guynoun [C]

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