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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wise′ guy`(n.)

  1. a cocksure, conceited, and often insolent person; smart aleck.

    Category: Informal

Origin of wise guy:

1895–1900, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wise guy, smart aleck, wiseacre, wisenheimer, weisenheimer(noun)

    an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments


  1. wise guy(Noun)

    One given to making clever jokes regarded as rude or disrespectful; smart; a wisecracker.

  2. wise guy(Noun)

    A knowledgable or successful sports bettor.

  3. wise guy(Noun)

    A member of the Mafia; a mobster

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wise guy

a person who (shows that he) thinks that he is smart, knows everything etc.

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