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street·wise

 (strēt′wīz′)
adj.
Having the shrewd awareness, experience, and resourcefulness needed for survival in a difficult, often dangerous urban environment.

streetwise

(ˈstriːtˌwaɪz)
adj
(Sociology) attuned to and adept at surviving in an urban, poor and often criminal environment. Also: street-smart or street smart
street wisdom n

street•wise

(ˈstritˌwaɪz)

adj.
possessing street smarts.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.streetwise - having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environmentstreetwise - having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environment
smart - showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
Translations
protřelý
gadevant
katuelämää tunteva
snalazi se na asfaltu
世慣れた
도시 물정에 밝은
gatusmart
ซึ่งเอาตัวรอดได้ในสังคมเมือง
bụi đời

streetwise

[ˈstriːtwaɪz] ADJdespabilado

streetwise

[ˈstriːtwaɪz] adjdébrouillard(e), aguerri(e) aux mœurs de la rue

streetwise

[ˈstriːtˌwaɪz] adj (fam) → scafato/a

streetwise

مُحَنَّك protřelý gadevant gerissen έμπειρος από τη ζωή espabilado katuelämää tunteva débrouillard snalazi se na asfaltu sveglio 世慣れた 도시 물정에 밝은 door de wol geverfd storbyvant cwaniacki desenrascado, malandro опытный gatusmart ซึ่งเอาตัวรอดได้ในสังคมเมือง sokaklarda büyümüş bụi đời 善于在城市生活的
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