worldly-wise

[ wurld-lee-wahyz ]
/ ˈwɜrld liˈwaɪz /

adjective

wise as to the affairs of this world.

Nearby words

  1. worldbeater,
  2. worldline,
  3. worldling,
  4. worldly,
  5. worldly-minded,
  6. worldview,
  7. worldwide,
  8. worm,
  9. worm conveyor,
  10. worm drive

Origin of worldly-wise

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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