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street-smart

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

adjective

Cunning and clever in various practical ways, esp in the street culture of the urban ghetto: a place for very sophisticated, street-bright people/ supplanting preppie glamour with what's euphemistically called a ''streetwise'' look. Supertramp is more like it (1976+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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