sharpie

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noun

sharp·​ie ˈshär-pē How to pronounce sharpie (audio)
variants or sharpy
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
b
: an exceptionally keen or alert person

Sharpie

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trademark

Sharp·​ie ˈshär-pē How to pronounce Sharpie (audio)
used for a permanent felt-tip pen

Examples of sharpie in a Sentence

Noun those poolroom sharpies cleaned them out

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sharpie was circa 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Sharpie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sharpie. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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