Definition of Sharpy
1. Noun. An alert and energetic person.
Generic synonyms: Actor, Doer, Worker
Specialized synonyms: Goffer, Gopher
2. Noun. A professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games.
Generic synonyms: Card Player, Chiseler, Chiseller, Defrauder, Gouger, Grifter, Scammer, Swindler
Definition of Sharpy
1. sharpie [n SHARPIES] - See also: sharpie
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Literary usage of Sharpy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Tribune Book of Open-air Sports by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Henry Hall (1887)
"This kind of sharpy is sometimes built with keel instead of ... With reference to sailing a sharpy the amateur needs very little instruction. ..."
2. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1890)
"Most American yachts are broader and draw less water, and one kind of boat, the sharpy, is almost flat-bottomed. Some sailboats have a keel, ..."
3. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery: With Notes and by Great Britain Court of Chancery (1851)
"Mr. sharpy for the Defendant Robinson. VICE-CHANCELLOR :— In this case, I am asked to exercise the discretion given me by the 40th order of August last, ..."
4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1870)
"... on the left bank of the Teign, at Hunts Tor and sharpy Tor; at sharpy Tor the vein is about 18 feet wide, and contains large crystals of felspar, ..."
5. A Text book on chiropractic physiology by Harry Edwin Vedder (1916)
"We have also what are known as the perforating fibers of sharpy, which resemble in character ordinary white connective tissue fibers. ..."
6. Topographical and Historical Sketches of the Boroughs of East and West Looe by Thomas Bond (1823)
"sharpy TORRY. After leaving the area before mentioned we mounted our horses, and went towards another very considerable rocky eminence, about half a mile ..."