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▪ I grew up as a smart aleck.
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Usage examples of "aleck".

Aleck said, reaching forward and tapping at a tesser-act cross shape, a hypercube represented in three dimensional space.

Then he picked up on hostility: they were thinking, he thought, What right does this smart aleck have to come in and tell us what is happening, and what is going to happen, to our lives?

I have to listen to my spelling corrected by some smart aleck in arithmetic?

He had been walking pretty fast since he left the jail but he was trotting now, catacorner across the lawn, onto the gallery and across it into the hall past the library where his father would still be sitting under one reading lamp with the Memphis paper’s Sunday crossword puzzle page and his mother under the other one with the new Book-of-the-Month book, and on back to what his mother used to try to call Gavin’s study but which Paralee and Aleck Sander had long since re­named the office so that everyone now called it that.

One night when ever'body was yellin' an' a-cussin', your brother Al, he's a smart aleck now, he says, 'Goddamn it, Grampa, why don't you run off an' be a pirate?

I might make it through the winter without hitting a certain smart aleck, if I can figure this out.

Now, are you going to stop being a smart aleck and listen, or do I have to call Jim Bob long distance all the way to Hot Springs and tell him that you're shirking your duty as chief of police?

What I mean is, those little guys are making a bleeding collection all round the country, and every shop the smart alecks tried it on with, they’.

Use the whole elaborate explanation every time -- it takes fifteen seconds only and it will keep your club from being dominated by the smart alecks.

Use the whole elaborate explanation every time - it takes fifteen seconds only and it will keep your club from being dominated by the smart alecks.

When some young smart alecks put a morph program in the Questura computer that changed the Three Tenors' faces into those of a jackass, a pig and a goat, Pazzi stared at the morph for minutes and felt his own face changing back and forth into the countenance of the jackass.

Hell, I hear the smart alecks at NUMA know everything there is to know.