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1. streetwise

adjective. ['ˈstriːˌtwaɪz'] having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environment.

Synonyms

  • street smart
  • with-it

Antonyms

  • unintelligent
  • backward
  • styleless

Etymology

  • street (English)
  • streete (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wise (English)
  • wis (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Streetwise

  • clockwise
  • crosswise
  • edgewise
  • heartwise
  • lengthwise
  • sidewise
  • timewise
  • uruguay's

Example sentences of the word streetwise


1. Noun, singular or mass
Puppies are not as streetwise as adult dogs and their curiosity can get them into all sorts of trouble.

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