- possessing or showing street smarts.
Origin of street-smart
First recorded in 1965–70
- 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.
Origin of street smarts
First recorded in 1970–75
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