What does the word wiseacre mean?

Usage examples for wiseacre

  1. During the Great War some controlling wiseacre evolved precisely the same scheme for bringing about an imaginary increase in the supply of mutton, by prohibiting the slaughter of any lambs until June. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  2. Look here, old Professor Wiseacre, what dynasty does this junk belong to? – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  3. " Aha, Sir Wiseacre," said the voice, " I am breaking twigs off these tall trees, so that at midnight I may light a fire in which to roast you." – Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouquée