- ‘What I said was ‘I hadn't heard about one of them ’, but I presume some subeditor was being a smarty and thought my grammar was bad and that I meant ‘I hadn't heard about any of them’.’
- ‘She is a smarty, answers back to me (especially when her father is not around) and is exceptionally wilful.’
- ‘He is too brash, too much of a smarty, for some of his colleagues.’
2dated A smart or fashionable person.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.