street smarts

plural noun

Definition of street smarts

  1. :  the quality of being streetwise

1966

First Known Use of street smarts

1966


STREET SMARTS Defined for English Language Learners

street smarts

plural noun

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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