smart ADJECTIVE 1) clean, tidy, and stylish. 2) bright and fresh in appearance. 3) (of a place) fashionable and upmarket. 4) informal having a quick intelligence. 5) chiefly N. Amer. impertinently clever or sarcastic. 6) quick; brisk.
VERB 1) give a sharp, stinging pain. 2) feel upset and annoyed.
NOUN 1) a smarting pain. 2) (smarts) N. Amer. informal intelligence; acumen.
ADVERB archaic in a quick or brisk manner.
look smart — Cf. ↑look smart
DERIVATIVES smartly adverb smartness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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