streetwise


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
South Carolina, US-based publishers Michelin North America has acquired laminated map vendor Streetwise Maps to strengthen position as US maps publisher, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 6, 2017-Michelin North America Acquires Laminated Map Provider Streetwise Maps
Taking place at Wylam Brewery on Wednesday, August 30, Summer Blast from the Past will celebrate the 25th anniversary of North East charity Streetwise.
The Northern Irishman stressed he wasn't taking a pop at Boyd but said: "Talking in general, it didn't take long for the old stuff about being streetwise and all that to start again this season.
Streetwise Drivers Club, the app that rewards smart drivers with deals on everything from dining and gift cards to tyres and insurance, has launched its new improvement connecting app users with Openbay, the auto-repair marketplace.
He went on to found Streetwise Opera, which uses singing and acting to help people make positive changes in their lives.
Answer Financial has launched Streetwise Drivers Club, the free mobile app that lets drivers earn rewards for beating driving challenges, the company said.
You can call it gamesmanship, but sometimes it's being streetwise at this level.
Tonight will be a big night for the singers of Streetwise Opera who are performing at Bensham Grove, Gateshead, at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.
Enter this week's episode of TLV1's StreetWise Hebrew podcast, where Guy Sharrett shares some fascinating everyday idioms and metaphors that have begun to take their place in the Israeli lexiconall of which relate to the Hebrew word "sho'a.
Not our city leaders I WONDER if any of the 'intellectual giants' within senior management of Birmingham City Council are able to explain or truly justify their Streetwise policy to the much beleaguered folk of this city.
We were really in both matches but perhaps we weren't streetwise.