street smartsstreet smarts
- cunning or shrewdness needed to live in, or to deal with people living in, an urban environment characterized by poverty, crime, etc.
- experience in and shrewdness about any given field, social setting, etc.
- Shrewd awareness of how to survive in an often hostile urban environment.
- Practical knowledge, especially in a specific area of endeavor: a financial analyst with street smarts.
- Practical knowledge, especially concerning human behavior.