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Definition of "street-smart" []

  • Having or displaying street smarts. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "street-smart" in a sentence
  • "A uniquely Lubitschian picture in its elegance and graceful wisdom, with the gruffly intelligent, street-smart Hollywood writer and soon-to-be legend Ben Hecht collaborating, this take on the trials, titillations, and torments of a kind of relationship usually seen in true adult films, a ménage à trois and one involving the gorgeous trio of Fredric March, Gary Cooper, and Miriam Hopkins, is unlike any other movie of its era."
  • "A street-smart cop can tell you that a pale angry face is potentially a lot more dangerous than a flushed angry face."
  • "He answered: The recruits may not know how to read, but they are incredibly street-smart."