Today's Word "Wiseacre"
Published in Vocabulary
wiseacre \WIZ-ay-kuhr\ (noun) - One who obnoxiously pretends to be wise; smart-aleck; wise-guy.
"Jacob's wiseacre tendencies had caused him to lose many a friend, all of whom had been certain to bring him to task before abandoning him utterly."
From Middle Dutch wijsseggher, soothsayer, translation of Middle High German wissage, from Old High German wissago, wise person, altered by folk etymology.