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wise guy

noun as in smart-aleck

noun as in gangster

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When the now revered Ronald Reagan's house was on fire, one wise guy remarked: “they saved the books but the crayons melted.”

He had to be a wise guy to slip one over on an old big-leaguer like yours truly, and that's no sidewalk banter either.

He was a wise guy in the sense that he could be disrespectful in a way that you would accept.

When speaking to the FBI, did you characterize him as a wise guy, or is that the agent's characterization?

Suppose, continued Warner in the manner of one weighing every chance, she goes with her troubles to some wise guy?

Simms snarled out of the side of his mouth, "Shut up, wise guy!"


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wise guy, such as: know-it-all, bigmouth, smart-ass/smart ass, smarty-pants/smarty pants, wiseacre, and wiseass/wise-ass.

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