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  1. possessing or showing street smarts.
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Origin of street-smart

First recorded in 1965–70

street smarts

plural noun Informal.
  1. shrewd awareness of how to survive or succeed in any situation, especially as a result of living or working in a difficult environment, as a city ghetto neighborhood.
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Origin of street smarts

First recorded in 1970–75
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Related Words for street-smart

hardened, astute, cunning, experienced, quick-witted, savvy, seasoned, shrewd, worldly, streetwise