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street-smart

[street-smahrt] /ˈstritˌsmɑrt/
adjective
1.
possessing or showing street smarts.
Origin of street-smart
1965-1970
1965-70

street smarts

plural noun, Informal.
1.
shrewd awareness of how to survive or succeed in any situation, especially as a result of living or working in a difficult environment, as a city ghetto neighborhood.
Origin
1970-75
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Slang definitions & phrases for street-smart

street people

noun phrase

  1. Ghetto dwellers
  2. Homeless people such as transient hippies, bag ladies, and the like; drifters (1967+)

streets, the

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pound the pavement

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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