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English definition of “streetwise”


adjective     /ˈstriːt.waɪz/ (US also street-smart)
able to deal successfully with dangerous or difficult situations in big towns or cities where there is a lot of crime : McDonald was as streetwise as any of the criminals he had investigated .Wise and sensible
(Definition of streetwise adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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