Examples of street-smart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film chronicled the quest of South African fans to learn more about the enigmatic Detroit artist and his pair of albums from the early ‘70s, which brimmed with street-smart protest songs. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 11 Aug. 2023 Sam Edelman Women’s Edie White Sneaker Add a street-smart flash to any look with these eye-catching white sneakers. Dan Michel, Travel + Leisure, 6 Aug. 2023 The comedy-drama series features Andi Barnes, an ambitious divorce lawyer, Danni King, a funny and fearless airport employee, Karen Mott, a street-smart hair salon owner, and Sabrina Hollins, a smart and stylish bank teller. Josie Howell | Jhowell@al.com, al, 2 Aug. 2023 Based on the Sony video game franchise of the same name, Uncharted follows a street-smart twentysomething who teams up with a veteran treasure hunter to find Ferdinand Magellan's fortune. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 23 June 2023 Reasons why a street-smart strategy is necessary to ensure that your authentic self is being heard. Jon Michail, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of street-smart was in 1966

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“Street-smart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/street-smart. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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