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1informal A know-all.
- ‘What I said was ‘I hadn't heard about one of them ’, but I presume some subeditor was being a smarty and thought my grammar was bad and that I meant ‘I hadn't heard about any of them’.’
- ‘He is too brash, too much of a smarty, for some of his colleagues.’
- ‘She is a smarty, answers back to me (especially when her father is not around) and is exceptionally wilful.’
2informal, dated A smart or fashionable person.
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