Definition of Sharpie

1. Noun. An alert and energetic person.

Exact synonyms: Busy Bee, Eager Beaver, Live Wire, Sharpy
Generic synonyms: Actor, Doer, Worker
Specialized synonyms: Goffer, Gopher



2. Noun. A professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games.

3. Noun. A pen with indelible ink that will write on any surface.
Generic synonyms: Pen, Trademark

4. Noun. A shallow-draft sailboat with a sharp prow, flat bottom, and triangular sail; formerly used along the northern Atlantic coast of the United States.
Generic synonyms: Sailboat, Sailing Boat

Definition of Sharpie

1. n. A long, sharp, flat-bottomed boat, with one or two masts carrying a triangular sail. They are often called Fair Haven sharpies, after the place on the coast of Connecticut where they originated.

Definition of Sharpie

1. Noun. An alert person. ¹

2. Noun. (US regional) A knowledgeable fisherman. ¹

3. Noun. A swindler. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A long, narrow fishing boat used in shallow waters. ¹

5. Noun. (birdwatching) (abbreviation of sharp-shinned hawk) ¹

6. Noun. (Australia) A member of a youth gang of the 1960s and 70s. ¹

7. Noun. A felt tipped marker pen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sharpie

1. a very alert person [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharpie

sharpbills
sharpchin flyingfish
sharpe
sharped
sharpen
sharpened
sharpener
sharpeners
sharpeneth
sharpening
sharpens
sharper
sharpers
sharpest
sharpfin
sharpie (current term)
sharpies
sharping
sharpings
sharpish
sharpite
sharpling
sharplings
sharply
sharpness
sharpnesses
sharps
sharpsaw
sharpshoot
sharpshooter

Literary usage of Sharpie

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1. Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp (1884)
"THE existence of the sharpie can be traced back to 1835 on the ... The floor of a sharpie is usually rockered or rounded up at both ends (see Fig. ..."

2. Report on the Ship-building Industry of the United States by Henry Hall (1884)
"A 32-foot sharpie is fitted with 36- and 34-foot masts; a 36-foot boat with masts 48 and 46 feet long ... The capacity of the Ohio sharpie is quite unusual. ..."

3. Camping and Cruising in Florida by James Alexander Henshall (1884)
"Wanted, a sharpie.— Balmy weather.—The " Blue 'Wing."—No skipper need apply.—Advice gratis.—An interesting colloquy.—An oracle vanquished.— Kough- ing it. ..."

4. Camping and Cruising in Florida by James Alexander Henshall (1884)
"Hotels and Stores. — La Grange.—Game and fish.—Merritt's Island.— Florida staple.—. Indian River.—Boats mid boatmen.— Wanted, u sharpie. ..."

5. Yachts, Boats and Canoes by C. Stansfeld-Hicks (1887)
"... which is a kind of link between a canoe and a boat, as a small sharpie is little else than a flat- bottomed canoe ; while, on the other hand, ..."

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