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streetwise

[street-wahyz] /ˈstritˌwaɪz/
adjective
Also, street-wise.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; street + wise1
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British Dictionary definitions for street-wise

streetwise

/ˈstriːtˌwaɪz/
adjective
1.
attuned to and adept at surviving in an urban, poor and often criminal environment Also street-smart
Derived Forms
street wisdom, noun
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Word Origin and History for street-wise

streetwise

adj.

1965, from street + wise (adj.) "smart, savvy."

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Slang definitions & phrases for street-wise

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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