streetwise

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adjective street·wise \-ˌwīz\

Definition of streetwise

  1. :  possessing the skills and attitudes necessary to survive in a difficult or dangerous situation or environment

1949

First Known Use of streetwise

1949


STREETWISE Defined for English Language Learners

streetwise

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adjective street·wise \-ˌwīz\

Definition of streetwise for English Language Learners

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

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