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sharpy

[shahr-pee] /ˈʃɑr pi/
noun, plural sharpies.
1.

sharpie

[shahr-pee] /ˈʃɑr pi/
noun
1.
2.
a very alert person.
3.
Slang. an ostentatiously stylish person.
Origin of sharpie
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; sharp + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for sharpy

sharpie

/ˈʃɑːpɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) a member of a teenage group having short hair and distinctive clothes Compare skinhead

Sharpie

/ˈʃɑːpɪ/
noun
1.
trademark a type of permanent marker
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Slang definitions & phrases for sharpy

shark

noun

  1. A confidence man or swindler; hustler, sharp (1599+)
  2. A very able student, esp one who does not seem to work hard (1895+ Students)
  3. An expert, esp a somewhat exploitive or unscrupulous one Usually preceded by a

modifier

showing the field of skill: the gun-shark's report (1920s+) 4 A lawyer (1806+)

Related Terms

cardsharp, loan shark

[all senses fr the predaceous fish, except that the oldest sense may originally have been fr German schurke, ''rascal'']

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