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noun [countable] informal     smart alec pronunciation in British English
/ˈsmɑː(r)t ˌælɪk/
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singularsmart alec
pluralsmart alecs
  1. showing disapproval someone who behaves in an annoying way by trying to show how clever they are

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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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