1. a know-it-all, a self-appointed smart fellow.
|Girl Proposition 72: The Original Gentleman Friend was a Wisenstein. As soon as he saw himself losing out, he began to lay deep and shifty Plans.|
|Babbitt (1974) 228: The wisenheimers grab a look at a fellow’s nails when they want to tell if he’s a tinhorn or a real gent!|
|On Broadway 23 Nov. [synd. col.] The wisenheimer laughed and took the wager.|
|Harder They Fall (1971) 208: He ain’t quite the weisenheimer he was when he came in from Two.|
|in Rawson Wicked Words (1989) 420: We were nervous [...] at the statistics on child pedants and academic wisenheimers who grow up into faculty-recreation-room savants .|
|Commissioner 44: These two wisenheimers wound up getting treated like hicks in a whorehouse.|
|Dear ‘Herm’ 100: In case some wisenheimer in our midst throws Mr. Pulsifer [...] a slider.|
|Different Seasons (1995) 486: The cabbie gave a why-do-I-always-get-the-wisenheimers snort ... but he shut up.|
|(con. 1920s) Legs 53: I was certain some wisenheimer had learned about our intended break and ratted.|
|Fowler Family Business 84: Sullen Ben and the Wisenheimer Lennie.|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|Story Omnibus (1966) 52: He smiled that wisenheimer smile of his.‘Fly Paper’|