"know-it-all" meaning in English

Noun

Forms: know-it-alls [plural]
  1. Someone who claims to be knowledgeable or an expert in something, obnoxiously dismissing the opinions, advice, suggestions, etc. of others. Tags: US, chiefly, derogatory Categories (topical): People, Personality
    Categories (other): American English, English exocentric compounds, People, Personality Synonyms: know-it-all Synonyms (an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person): clever clogs, clever dick [UK, pejorative], know-all [pejorative], smart aleck [pejorative], smart ass [pejorative], smarty [pejorative], smarty pants [pejorative], wiseacre [pejorative], wiseass [pejorative], wise-ass [pejorative], wisenheimer [US, chiefly, pejorative] Hypernyms (an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person): intelligent person, jerk Related terms (an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person): know-it-allery, malapert Translations (someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject): ամենագետ (amenaget) (Armenian), ամենագիտակ (amenagitak) (Armenian), sasijakintsu (Basque), sasijakitun (Basque), всезнайко (vseznajko) [masculine] (Bulgarian), setciències (Catalan), mestretites (Catalan), 萬事通 [Mandarin] (Chinese), 万事通 (wànshìtōng) [Mandarin] (Chinese), vševěd [masculine] (Czech), klogeåge [common] (Danish), besserwisser [common] (Danish), betweter [masculine] (Dutch), wijsneus [masculine] (Dutch), kaikkitietävä (Finnish), besserwisser (Finnish), je-sais-tout [masculine] (French), ti-Jo Connaissant [Quebec, masculine] (French), sabichón [masculine] (Galician), sabichona [feminine] (Galician), ჭკუის კოლოფი (č̣ḳuis ḳolopi) (Georgian), ყოვლისმცოდნე (q̇ovlismcodne) (Georgian), Besserwisser [masculine] (German), Besserwisserin [feminine] (German), Neunmalkluger [masculine] (German), Neunmalkluge [feminine] (German), Rechthaber [masculine] (German), Rechthaberin [feminine] (German), Schulmeister [masculine] (German), Schulmeisterin [feminine] (German), Klugscheißer [masculine] (German), Klugscheißerin [feminine] (German), Schlaumeier [masculine] (German), Schlaumeierin [feminine] (German), Schlauberger [masculine] (German), Schlaubergerin [feminine] (German), ξερόλας (xerólas) [masculine] (Greek), ξερόλα (xeróla) [feminine] (Greek), sapientone (Italian), sa tutto (Italian), saputello [masculine] (Italian), tuttologo [masculine] (Italian), nientologo [masculine] (Italian), 知ったかぶりをする人 (shittakaburi o suru hito) (note: no exact term exists, the term for the action is idiomatic) (alt: しったかぶりをするひと) (Japanese), сезнајко (seznajko) [masculine] (Macedonian), whakaputa mōhio (Maori), ngutu huia (Maori), bedreviter [Bokmål, masculine] (Norwegian), viktigper [Bokmål, masculine] (Norwegian), forståsegpåer [Bokmål, masculine] (Norwegian), besserwisser [Bokmål, masculine] (Norwegian), علامه دهر‎ ('allâme-ye dahr) (Persian), przemądrzalec [masculine] (Polish), mądraliński [masculine] (Polish), mądrala [feminine, masculine] (Polish), chłopek-roztropek [masculine] (Polish), besserwisser [masculine] (Polish), sabichão [masculine] (Portuguese), sabichona [feminine] (Portuguese), sabe-tudo [feminine, masculine] (Portuguese), всезна́йка (vseznájka) [feminine, masculine] (Russian), зна́йка (znájka) (note: also a famous protagonist) [feminine, masculine] (Russian), sveznalica [feminine, masculine] (Serbo-Croatian), свезналица [feminine, masculine] (Serbo-Croatian), sabelotodo (Spanish), sabiondo [masculine] (Spanish), todólogo (Spanish), cuñado [Spain, masculine] (Spanish), viktigpetter (Swedish), besserwisser [common] (Swedish), çok bilmiş (Turkish), hollwybodusyn [masculine] (Welsh), wiisprater (West Frisian), wiisnoas (West Frisian)

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          "text": "The same holds true for supporting details—they help you to learn more about a topic. Be a know it all by sharing these details and supporting details with friends."
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          "ref": "2005, Pansie Hart Flood, Tiger Turcotte Takes on the Know-it-all, Carolrhoda Books",
          "text": "She's a mean, bossy know-it-all."
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          "ref": "2012, Joe Ike, How do I relate with a “know-it-all”?, xBusinessServices Corp., page 60",
          "text": "Have you ever gone shopping with a Know-It-All girlfriend and she insists, without your consent or consulting you first, to choose your outfits for you?"
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          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
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          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
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          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
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          "lang": "Basque",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
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          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
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          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
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          "lang": "Chinese",
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          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "Mandarin"
          ],
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        },
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          "code": "cs",
          "lang": "Czech",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
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        {
          "code": "da",
          "lang": "Danish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
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          "lang": "Danish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
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          ],
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          "lang": "Dutch",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
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        },
        {
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          "lang": "Dutch",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
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        },
        {
          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "kaikkitietävä"
        },
        {
          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "besserwisser"
        },
        {
          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "je-sais-tout"
        },
        {
          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "Quebec",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "ti-Jo Connaissant"
        },
        {
          "code": "gl",
          "lang": "Galician",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "sabichón"
        },
        {
          "code": "gl",
          "lang": "Galician",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "sabichona"
        },
        {
          "code": "ka",
          "lang": "Georgian",
          "roman": "č̣ḳuis ḳolopi",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "ჭკუის კოლოფი"
        },
        {
          "code": "ka",
          "lang": "Georgian",
          "roman": "q̇ovlismcodne",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "ყოვლისმცოდნე"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "Besserwisser"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "Besserwisserin"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "Neunmalkluger"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "Neunmalkluge"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "Rechthaber"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "Rechthaberin"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "Schulmeister"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "Schulmeisterin"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "Klugscheißer"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "Klugscheißerin"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "Schlaumeier"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "Schlaumeierin"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "Schlauberger"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "Schlaubergerin"
        },
        {
          "code": "el",
          "lang": "Greek",
          "roman": "xerólas",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "ξερόλας"
        },
        {
          "code": "el",
          "lang": "Greek",
          "roman": "xeróla",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "ξερόλα"
        },
        {
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "sapientone"
        },
        {
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "sa tutto"
        },
        {
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "saputello"
        },
        {
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "tuttologo"
        },
        {
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "nientologo"
        },
        {
          "alt": "しったかぶりをするひと",
          "code": "ja",
          "lang": "Japanese",
          "note": "no exact term exists, the term for the action is idiomatic",
          "roman": "shittakaburi o suru hito",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "知ったかぶりをする人"
        },
        {
          "code": "mk",
          "lang": "Macedonian",
          "roman": "seznajko",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "сезнајко"
        },
        {
          "code": "mi",
          "lang": "Maori",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "whakaputa mōhio"
        },
        {
          "code": "mi",
          "lang": "Maori",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "ngutu huia"
        },
        {
          "code": "nb",
          "lang": "Norwegian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "Bokmål",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "bedreviter"
        },
        {
          "code": "nb",
          "lang": "Norwegian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "Bokmål",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "viktigper"
        },
        {
          "code": "nb",
          "lang": "Norwegian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "Bokmål",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "forståsegpåer"
        },
        {
          "code": "nb",
          "lang": "Norwegian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "Bokmål",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "besserwisser"
        },
        {
          "code": "fa",
          "lang": "Persian",
          "roman": "'allâme-ye dahr",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "علامه دهر‎"
        },
        {
          "code": "pl",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "przemądrzalec"
        },
        {
          "code": "pl",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "mądraliński"
        },
        {
          "code": "pl",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "mądrala"
        },
        {
          "code": "pl",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "chłopek-roztropek"
        },
        {
          "code": "pl",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "besserwisser"
        },
        {
          "code": "pt",
          "lang": "Portuguese",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "sabichão"
        },
        {
          "code": "pt",
          "lang": "Portuguese",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "sabichona"
        },
        {
          "code": "pt",
          "lang": "Portuguese",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "sabe-tudo"
        },
        {
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "vseznájka",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "всезна́йка"
        },
        {
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "note": "also a famous protagonist",
          "roman": "znájka",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "зна́йка"
        },
        {
          "code": "sh",
          "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "sveznalica"
        },
        {
          "code": "sh",
          "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "feminine",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "свезналица"
        },
        {
          "code": "es",
          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "sabelotodo"
        },
        {
          "code": "es",
          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "sabiondo"
        },
        {
          "code": "es",
          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "todólogo"
        },
        {
          "code": "es",
          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "Spain",
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "cuñado"
        },
        {
          "code": "sv",
          "lang": "Swedish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "viktigpetter"
        },
        {
          "code": "sv",
          "lang": "Swedish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "common"
          ],
          "word": "besserwisser"
        },
        {
          "code": "tr",
          "lang": "Turkish",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "çok bilmiş"
        },
        {
          "code": "cy",
          "lang": "Welsh",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "hollwybodusyn"
        },
        {
          "code": "fy",
          "lang": "West Frisian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "wiisprater"
        },
        {
          "code": "fy",
          "lang": "West Frisian",
          "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
          "word": "wiisnoas"
        }
      ]
    }
  ],
  "word": "know-it-all"
}
{
  "derived": [
    {
      "word": "know-it-allery"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "know",
        "3": "it-all"
      },
      "expansion": "know +‎ -it-all",
      "name": "suffix"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "know +‎ -it-all",
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "know-it-alls",
      "tags": [
        "plural"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "head_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "head": "know-it-all"
      },
      "expansion": "know-it-all (plural know-it-alls)",
      "name": "en-noun"
    }
  ],
  "hypernyms": [
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "word": "intelligent person"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "word": "jerk"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "noun",
  "related": [
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "word": "know-it-allery"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "word": "malapert"
    }
  ],
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        "American English",
        "Danish redlinks",
        "Danish redlinks/t",
        "English countable nouns",
        "English derogatory terms",
        "English exocentric compounds",
        "English lemmas",
        "English multiword terms",
        "English nouns",
        "English terms with usage examples",
        "English words suffixed with -it-all",
        "en:People",
        "en:Personality"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "text": "We had it all figured out, but this know-it-all marched in with \"the correct way of solving it\", leaving our experiment in shambles."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2004, Princeton Review, Know It All! Grades 9-12 Reading, The Princeton Review, page 22",
          "text": "The same holds true for supporting details—they help you to learn more about a topic. Be a know it all by sharing these details and supporting details with friends."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2005, Pansie Hart Flood, Tiger Turcotte Takes on the Know-it-all, Carolrhoda Books",
          "text": "She's a mean, bossy know-it-all."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2012, Joe Ike, How do I relate with a “know-it-all”?, xBusinessServices Corp., page 60",
          "text": "Have you ever gone shopping with a Know-It-All girlfriend and she insists, without your consent or consulting you first, to choose your outfits for you?"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "Someone who claims to be knowledgeable or an expert in something, obnoxiously dismissing the opinions, advice, suggestions, etc. of others."
      ],
      "synonyms": [
        {
          "word": "know-it-all"
        }
      ],
      "tags": [
        "US",
        "chiefly",
        "derogatory"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "synonyms": [
    {
      "tags": [
        "British",
        "Ireland"
      ],
      "word": "know-all"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "word": "clever clogs"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "UK",
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "clever dick"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "know-all"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "smart aleck"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "smart ass"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "smarty"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "smarty pants"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "wiseacre"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "wiseass"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "wise-ass"
    },
    {
      "sense": "an obnoxiously and/or pretentiously clever person",
      "source": "Thesaurus:know-it-all",
      "tags": [
        "US",
        "chiefly",
        "pejorative"
      ],
      "word": "wisenheimer"
    }
  ],
  "translations": [
    {
      "code": "hy",
      "lang": "Armenian",
      "roman": "amenaget",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "ամենագետ"
    },
    {
      "code": "hy",
      "lang": "Armenian",
      "roman": "amenagitak",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "ամենագիտակ"
    },
    {
      "code": "eu",
      "lang": "Basque",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "sasijakintsu"
    },
    {
      "code": "eu",
      "lang": "Basque",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "sasijakitun"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "vseznajko",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "всезнайко"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "setciències"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "mestretites"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "萬事通"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "roman": "wànshìtōng",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "万事通"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "vševěd"
    },
    {
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "common"
      ],
      "word": "klogeåge"
    },
    {
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "common"
      ],
      "word": "besserwisser"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "betweter"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "wijsneus"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "kaikkitietävä"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "besserwisser"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "je-sais-tout"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "Quebec",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "ti-Jo Connaissant"
    },
    {
      "code": "gl",
      "lang": "Galician",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "sabichón"
    },
    {
      "code": "gl",
      "lang": "Galician",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "sabichona"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "č̣ḳuis ḳolopi",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "ჭკუის კოლოფი"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "q̇ovlismcodne",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "ყოვლისმცოდნე"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "Besserwisser"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Besserwisserin"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "Neunmalkluger"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Neunmalkluge"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "Rechthaber"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Rechthaberin"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "Schulmeister"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Schulmeisterin"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "Klugscheißer"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Klugscheißerin"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "Schlaumeier"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Schlaumeierin"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "Schlauberger"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Schlaubergerin"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "xerólas",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "ξερόλας"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "xeróla",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "ξερόλα"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "sapientone"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "sa tutto"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "saputello"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "tuttologo"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "nientologo"
    },
    {
      "alt": "しったかぶりをするひと",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "note": "no exact term exists, the term for the action is idiomatic",
      "roman": "shittakaburi o suru hito",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "知ったかぶりをする人"
    },
    {
      "code": "mk",
      "lang": "Macedonian",
      "roman": "seznajko",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "сезнајко"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "whakaputa mōhio"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "ngutu huia"
    },
    {
      "code": "nb",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "Bokmål",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "bedreviter"
    },
    {
      "code": "nb",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "Bokmål",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "viktigper"
    },
    {
      "code": "nb",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "Bokmål",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "forståsegpåer"
    },
    {
      "code": "nb",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "Bokmål",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "besserwisser"
    },
    {
      "code": "fa",
      "lang": "Persian",
      "roman": "'allâme-ye dahr",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "علامه دهر‎"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "przemądrzalec"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "mądraliński"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "mądrala"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "chłopek-roztropek"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "besserwisser"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "sabichão"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "sabichona"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "sabe-tudo"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "vseznájka",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "всезна́йка"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "note": "also a famous protagonist",
      "roman": "znájka",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "зна́йка"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "sveznalica"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "свезналица"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "sabelotodo"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "sabiondo"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "todólogo"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "Spain",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "cuñado"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "viktigpetter"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "common"
      ],
      "word": "besserwisser"
    },
    {
      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "çok bilmiş"
    },
    {
      "code": "cy",
      "lang": "Welsh",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "hollwybodusyn"
    },
    {
      "code": "fy",
      "lang": "West Frisian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "wiisprater"
    },
    {
      "code": "fy",
      "lang": "West Frisian",
      "sense": "someone who obnoxiously claims to be knowledgeable on a subject",
      "word": "wiisnoas"
    }
  ],
  "word": "know-it-all"
}

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