sharpie

noun sharp·ie \ ˈshär-pē \
variants: or sharpy
|Updated on: 28 Jun 2018

Definition of sharpie

plural sharpies
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 a : sharper
b : an exceptionally keen or alert person

Examples of sharpie in a Sentence

  1. those poolroom sharpies cleaned them out

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First Known Use of sharpie

circa 1859

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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