Sunday, March 05, 2006

Are you being a Smart Aleck?

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (link)

smart aleck

One entry found for smart aleck.

Main Entry: smart al·eck
Variant(s): also smart al·ec /'smärt-"a-lik, -"e-/

Function: noun

Etymology: Aleck, nickname for Alexander: an obnoxiously conceited and self-assertive person with pretensions to smartness or cleverness- smart-aleck adjective- smart-al·ecky
/-"a-l&-kE, -"e-/ adjective

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