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n, pl -pies
1. an energetic person known for getting things done
2. censorious a swindler or someone who makes a living by cheating
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or sharp•y

(ˈʃɑr pi)

n., pl. sharp•ies.
1. sharper.
2. a very alert person.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sharpy - an alert and energetic personsharpy - an alert and energetic person  
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
goffer, gopher - a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
2.sharpy - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card gamessharpy - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
card player - someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games
chiseler, chiseller, defrauder, grifter, scammer, swindler, gouger - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
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But I often think that because so many fans remember him in his prime, because so many see him all the time in his role as an Everton ambassador, and because so many refuse to contemplate football pre-Premier League, Sharpy's achievements can sometimes be taken just a little for granted.
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Greece has also reacted sharpy to Erdogan's statement.
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Bangor manager Neville Powell has always said he would never stand in the way of a player looking to progress, but in the meantime Sharpy is looking every inch the best striker in the WPL.
"Sharpy and Les have pace and power in abundance," added Powell.
It took four years for 12-year-old Meaghan Young to grow 30 inches of hair, but just seconds Friday for hairstylist Michele Sharpy to snip it off.