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sharpie

or sharpy

[shahr-pee] /ˈʃɑr pi/
noun
1.
2.
a very alert person.
3.
Slang. an ostentatiously stylish person.
Origin of sharpie
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; sharp + -ie

sharpy

[shahr-pee] /ˈʃɑr pi/
noun, plural sharpies.
1.
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sharpie

/ˈʃɑːpɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral) a member of a teenage group having short hair and distinctive clothes Compare skinhead

Sharpie

/ˈʃɑːpɪ/
noun
1.
trademark a type of permanent marker
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Slang definitions & phrases for sharpies

sharpie

modifier

: an incredible sharpie opulence of leather pockets and hand-wrought belt loops

noun

  1. A devotee of swing music, esp one who dances well to swing (1940s+ Jive talk)
  2. A stylish dresser in the flashy modes: and not just among the sharpies (1925+ Jazz musicians)
  3. A shrewd person watchful of his or her profit: an open invitation for a sharpie to have the free use of a new car for 30 days (1940s+)
  4. A confidence trickster; a swindler; sharp, shark: They were outwitted by three ''sharpies'' (1942+)
  5. Something desirable; doozie: He got himself a new bike, a real sharpie (1970+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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