- (pejorative) Showily or ostentatiously clever.
Etymology: Reduplication of clever.
- 1994: The difference between talk and the appearance of a real awareness is desperately fine, and I do not guarantee to be right in my diagnosis every time. " Christmas Humphreys, Zen Comes West (Routledge 1994, p. 107)
- 2000: He is not merely clever but "", and he cannot forget that it was during his previous term at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Denmark kept out of the 1914-18 war... " Michael Stenton, Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe (OUP 2000, p. 251)
- 2007: You used to know where you stood with musicals. There were the old traditionals with scores by Rodgers and Hammerstein; the shows with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; and the bombastic 'supermusicals', with sub-operatic numbers. " Sarah Hughes, The Observer 15 July 2007
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