Definition of Streetwise

1. Adjective. Having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environment.

Exact synonyms: Street Smart, With-it
Similar to: Smart



Definition of Streetwise

1. Adjective. Having the necessary knack, personality and instinct for survival in rough, urban environments. ¹

2. Adjective. Possessing a style that embodies the life and microculture located within urban settings, typically in the States. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Streetwise

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Streetwise

streets
streetscape
streetscapes
streetseller
streetsellers
streetsful
streetside
streetsmart
streetwalk
streetwalkers
streetwalkings
streetward
streetwear
streetwise (current term)
streetworthy
streety
streight
streighten
streights
streigne
streigned
streignes
streit
strelitz
strelitzia
strelitzia family
strelitzias
strelkinite

Literary usage of Streetwise

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1. Police Practices and Civil Rights in New York City: A Report of the United edited by Mary Frances Berry (2000)
"2 makes only a passing reference to the streetwise training, even though it is ... streetwise training was delivered to 1987 graduates of the February and ..."

2. The Real Deal: What Young People Really Think about Government, Politics and by Tom Bentley, Kate Oakley (1999)
"As Emily from the Hull group explained,'Do you know if I went to school I wouldn't be as streetwise as I am now. I'd rather be streetwise'. ..."

3. Changing the Fourth Estate: Essays on South African Journalism by Adrian Hadland (2005)
"They must be streetwise, possess Others are attracted by the power a Streak Of low, animal Cunning, that goes with the news editor's job. take Setbacks ..."

4. Drugs, Crime, and the Justice System (1992)
"How does drug use harm families and schools? page 9 Drug uee adversely affecta family relationship» and finances Elijah Anderson, streetwise: Race, dass, ..."

5. Screamfree Parenting: Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by Hal Edward Runkel (2005)
"Upon the advice of his hip and streetwise new friend, Steve's character decides to approach his teenage daughter—who's just stumbled in after an ..."

6. My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell (1998)
"... fop and the image of a lean old streetwise back-alley medic) with her four-line wisp of text (It's really her. . .), typed a brief command that rendered ..."

7. Identifying and Responding to New Forms of Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned from by Marcia R. Chaiken (1994)
"In New York City, the State Division of Substance Abuse Services has formed small teams of streetwise persons to gather information about drug use and drug ..."

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