sharp·​ie | \ ˈshär-pē How to pronounce sharpie (audio) \
variants: or sharpy
plural sharpies

Definition of sharpie

1 : a long narrow shallow-draft boat with flat or slightly V-shaped bottom and one or two masts each carrying a triangular sail
2a : sharper
b : an exceptionally keen or alert person

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Examples of sharpie in a Sentence

those poolroom sharpies cleaned them out

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James McAvoy McAvoy shared a bathroom mirror pic that gave us MySpace flashbacks, except his selfie was way cooler than our middle school snaps because a few celebrities autographed his white button-up shirt with a red sharpie. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the 2019 Oscars," 24 Feb. 2019 For emojis with eyeballs, color in the whites of the eyes and fully let dry before filling in the pupils with black sharpie7. Fox News, "Fun ways to decorate your Easter eggs," 1 Apr. 2018 During their visit Meghan asked for a sharpie to write messages of affirmation on items of food that will tonight be handed out to women by @One25Charity’s mobile van service. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Writes Heartwarming Notes to Women on Bananas," 1 Feb. 2019 Her service in the Legislature from the unfashionable West Side of the Valley of the Sun made her a juicy target for the sharpies in the hunt-and-peck section. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Donald from Washington, you're on the line," 26 Apr. 2018 His company car was a huge GM station wagon full of records, tape, sharpies, staple guns and posters. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "Universal's Lucian Grainge Honored By Songwriters Hall of Fame: Read His Acceptance Speech," 15 June 2018 For the tongue, fill in with pink paint pen and outline tongue in pink metallic sharpie fine point paint pen 9. Fox News, "Fun ways to decorate your Easter eggs," 1 Apr. 2018 Didn't write it in sharpie, because Taylor has to hold onto it through camp. Bill Landis,, "Brady Taylor shows why 3-star Ohio recruits should have a place at Ohio State: Buckeye Take," 18 Apr. 2018 For the sunglasses, outline in black sharpie and fill in with black paint pen and fully let dry before adding the white highlights 8. Fox News, "Fun ways to decorate your Easter eggs," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sharpie

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sharpie was circa 1859

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