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or sharp·y

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  1. sharper.
  2. a very alert person.
  3. Slang. an ostentatiously stylish person.
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Origin of sharpie

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; sharp + -ie
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Related Words for sharpie

crook, swindler, hustler, deceiver, fraud, mountebank, cheater, bunco, flimflammer, hoser, scammer, shark, sharpie, smoothie

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Contemporary Examples of sharpie

Historical Examples of sharpie

  • The photog in the purple shirt is really a sharpie at lepping.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Captain Joe shook his head, and the sharpie plunged on and rounded the point into the perfect calm of the protecting shore.

    Caleb West, Master Diver

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • The three best rigs for single-man handling are the ketch, yawl or sharpie, or double cat, as it is sometimes called.

  • A man who knocks about a sandy land in a sharpie should always carry a shovel with him.

  • He was one of a party of four who were cruising along the gulf coast in a sharpie.

    Days in the Open

    Lathan A. Crandall

British Dictionary definitions for sharpie


  1. Australian a member of a teenage group having short hair and distinctive clothesCompare skinhead
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  1. trademark a type of permanent marker
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