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street-smart Line breaks: street-smart
North American informal

Definition of street-smart in English:


another term for streetwise.
Example sentences
  • He's a sharp guy with a street-smart Brooklyn attitude.
  • I'm all street-smart about it and don't turn my head or respond, but a quick peek reveals that he's not addressing me at all.
  • Hakman's very street-smart, instinctual, with a total survivor mentality.


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The experience and knowledge necessary to deal with the potential difficulties or dangers of life in an urban environment: take the advice of somebody who’s got a little more street smarts than you

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