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Nobody gets any fun out of baseball any more. I guess a kid's crazy not to be serious about it when he's drawing down $20,000 or $30,000 a year, and any smart-aleck gag you try may be your last. But what's life without a laugh?
Rabbit Maranville

Meaning of "smart-aleck" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SMART-ALECK

smart-aleck  [ˈsmɑːtˌælɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SMART-ALECK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Smart-Aleck is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SMART-ALECK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of smart-aleck in the English dictionary

The definition of smart-aleck in the dictionary is an irritatingly oversmart person.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SMART-ALECK


alec
ˈælɪk
aleck
ˈælɪk
bimetallic
ˌbaɪmɪˈtælɪk
cephalic
sɪˈfælɪk
Daedalic
dɪˈdælɪk
gallic
ˈɡælɪk
intermetallic
ˌɪntəmɪˈtælɪk
italic
ɪˈtælɪk
italics
ɪˈtælɪk
malic
ˈmælɪk
malik
ˈmælɪk
mesencephalic
ˌmɛsɛnsɪˈfælɪk
metallic
mɪˈtælɪk
nonmetallic
ˌnɒnmɪˈtælɪk
organometallic
ɔːˌɡænəʊmɪˈtælɪk
phallic
ˈfælɪk
salic
ˈsælɪk
terephthalic
ˌtɛrɛfˈθælɪk
Uralic
jʊˈrælɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SMART-ALECK

smart ass
smart bomb
smart card
smart cart
smart drug
smart dust
smart money
smart sanction
smart set
smart wool
smart-alecky
smartarse
smartarsed
smartass
smarten
smartie
smartish
smartly
smartmouth
smartness

WORDS THAT END LIKE SMART-ALECK

background check
beck
befleck
by the neck
check
cleck
deck
double-check
fleck
heck
in check
neck
peck
redneck
smart aleck
snowfleck
train wreck
V neck
V-neck
wreck

Synonyms and antonyms of smart-aleck in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «smart-aleck» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SMART-ALECK

Find out the translation of smart-aleck to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of smart-aleck from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «smart-aleck» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

智能自作聪明
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sabelotodo
570 millions of speakers

English

smart-aleck
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्मार्ट aleck
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

- aleck الذكية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Smart- Aleck
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espertinho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্মার্ট-aleck
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

smart- aleck
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Smart-aleck
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

neunmalklugen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スマートaleck
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스마트 체하는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pinter banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thông minh Aleck
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்மார்ட் aleck
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्मार्ट अॅलेक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çokbilmiş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

furbetto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

smart- Aleck
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Smart - Aleck
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

smart - aleck
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

smart - aleck
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

leeg loper
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

smart- aleck
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

smart - aleck
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of smart-aleck

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SMART-ALECK»

The term «smart-aleck» is regularly used and occupies the 97.082 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SMART-ALECK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «smart-aleck» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «smart-aleck» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about smart-aleck

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QUOTES WITH «SMART-ALECK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word smart-aleck.
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Rabbit Maranville
Nobody gets any fun out of baseball any more. I guess a kid's crazy not to be serious about it when he's drawing down $20,000 or $30,000 a year, and any smart-aleck gag you try may be your last. But what's life without a laugh?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SMART-ALECK»

Discover the use of smart-aleck in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to smart-aleck and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History
Do you know America? No, I mean, do you REALLY know America? Would you recognize John Adams in a lineup? Can you identify any presidents between Lincoln and Roosevelt? Hmmm. I thought so. Well, you really need this book.
Adam Selzer, 2009
2
Nobody's wife: the smart aleck and the king of the beats
The woman who was married to Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac while he was writing his most famous work, "On the Road," recounts the ups and downs of their relationship.
Joan Kerouac, 2000
3
Lenny Kandell Smart Aleck
Eleven-year-old Lenny wants to become the world's greatest stand-up comic, but with an enemy like Mousie he wonders if he'll have any future at all.
Ellen Conford, 1984
4
The Smart Aleck Chronicles II
This time, as in the previous volume, there are pithy and pointless observations that may have appeared in previous publications for which the author may have had responsibility, fictitious biographies of friends and colleagues, several ...
Mike Robertson, 2012
5
The Smart Aleck Chronicles III
The original Smart Aleck Chronicles was published to little, if any notice in 2007. This was followed five years later with the release of a second volume. As noted in the prefaces to both these collections, their intended purpose was to present to  ...
Mike Robertson, 2014
6
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting
Children with easy-going temperaments will try out smart-aleck behavior once or twice and drop it if it doesn't get a response. Alert your child to the offensive behavior. Ifyour child continues to display an impertinent attitude, point out specific ...
David Borgenicht, Sarah Jordan, Joshua Piven, 2011
7
Stop Struggling, Start Teaching
Ask them why they feel like they have to make smart-aleck remarks. Once they have explained, you could ask them to come up with reasons why those remarks are not appropriate in class. Their responses may include, "They could hurt the ...
Katie Van Dyke, Brad Wilcox, 2006
8
The Smart Aleck Chronicles: A Compendium of Careless ...
The Smart Aleck Chronicles makes no effort to be anything other that what it appears to be, whatever that is.
Mike Robertson, 2007
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When Law Goes Pop: The Vanishing Line Between Law and ...
It's a story about an old man and a smart-aleck little boy. The smart-aleck boy had decided he was going to show the old man up, show him what a fool he was. The smart-aleck boy caught a little bird on the porch and his plan was to go up to ...
Richard K. Sherwin, 2000
10
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Eleventh Edition
1787) : any of various polygonums with strong acidic juice smarty or smart-ie Vsmar-teA n, pi smart-ies (1847) : SMART ALECK smarty— pants \-,pan(t)s\ n pi but sing in constr (1941) : SMART ALECK — smarty-pants adj smash \'smash\ n ...
‎2004

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SMART-ALECK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term smart-aleck is used in the context of the following news items.
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Answer Man: Quad bear cubs common? AT&T potholes?
Today's batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: We moved here in 2012, and we've had a really interesting experience ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, Jul 15»
2
Answer Man: Alien invasion markings in the RAD?
Today's batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: These X-shaped things have appeared in French Broad River Park and ... «Asheville Citizen-Times, May 15»
3
The smart-aleck IT genius who crashed the Dow
An IT genius, perhaps, but a bit of a smart-aleck, too, says D'Agata; the court papers say Sarao once bragged that he told a U.S. regulator to "kiss his" rear end ... «CBS News, Apr 15»
4
Movie Listings for April 10-16
'Cut Bank' (R, 1:33) This smart-aleck comic rehash of much better films by the Coen Brothers and David Lynch comes fitfully alive when Bruce Dern, in a glaring, ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
5
Lame Singapore Narcs Turn in Smart-Aleck Teen Over YouTube …
A 17-year-old Singapore resident has been arrested for criticizing the country's government, the New York Times reports, and the details of the situation are ... «Slate Magazine, Mar 15»
6
Ramis reigned in an era of smart-aleck comedy
Harold Ramis, who died Monday, was not quite a household name, but he shaped American comedy as much as anyone in the past 40 years. No other movie ... «STLtoday.com, Feb 14»
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Cleveland Browns lawyer's smart-aleck response to fan's letter is an …
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Doesn't everyone have an inner wiseacre impulse he'd like to unleash after receiving a letter of complaint? James N. Bailey, former ... «Plain Dealer, Jan 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. Smart-Aleck [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/smart-aleck-1>. Jul 2019 ».
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