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sharpie

noun, sharp·ie \ˈshär-pē\

Definition of sharpie

plural sharpies

  1. 1 :  a long narrow shallow-draft boat with flat or slightly V-shaped bottom and one or two masts each carrying a triangular sail

  2. 2a :  sharperb :  an exceptionally keen or alert person



Examples of sharpie in a sentence

  1. <those poolroom sharpies cleaned them out>



Circa 1859

First Known Use of sharpie

circa 1859

Variants of sharpie

or sharpy play \ˈshär-pē\

Rhymes with sharpie


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