street smarts

plural noun
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of street smarts

: the quality of being streetwise

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First Known Use of street smarts

1966


STREET SMARTS Defined for English Language Learners

street smarts

Definition of street smarts for English Language Learners

  • : the knowledge needed to survive in difficult and dangerous places or situations in a city


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