Green’s Dictionary of Slang

wise-ass n.

also wise-arse, wise-pott, wisepuss
[wise adj. (2) + -ass sfx]

(US) one who sees themselves as cleverer than they really are; thus wisepott, the female equivalent [pot n.1 (1a)].

[US]B. Appel Tough Guy [ebook] ‘These hick whores must be like pickin’ daisies,’ Georgie grinned. ‘You think so?’ ‘Yeh, not like that wisepott Annabelle’.
[US]G.L. Coon Meanwhile, Back at the Front (1962) 102: What are you, a wise ass?
[US]L. Bangs in Psychotic Reactions (1988) 63: I’m talking about writing now, I know they play different instruments, wisepuss.
[US](con. 1945) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 355: Who’s the wiseass that said that?
[US]R. Price Breaks 156: He was the king of irreverence, a bright, quick get-down wise-ass.
[US]B. Hamper Rivethead (1992) 12: You wanna play wiseass with me and I’ll knock you down a few pegs.
[UK]Guardian Weekend 9 Oct. 32: He must have had to stomach these kind of patronising wise-arses often.
[US]C. Hiaasen Nature Girl 95: Get busy on your homework, wiseass.
[Scot]T. Black Gutted 156: You’re right. I’m a wise-ass.
[US]T. Robinson Rough Trade [ebook] ‘[A]re you gonna say somethiing wiseasss?’.