Informal knowledgeable and shrewd, as a result of practical experience, about life in urban areas where vice and crime are prevalent
Having the shrewd awareness, experience, and resourcefulness needed for survival in a difficult, often dangerous urban environment.
(comparative more streetwise, superlative most streetwise)
- Having the necessary knack, personality and instinct for survival in rough, urban environments.
- Possessing a style that embodies the life and microculture located within urban settings, typically in the States.
- You could tell from the way he spat old Tupac lyrics, loitering in the corner with his homies, flipping that Yankees cap on his head like he couldn't give a damn that he was streetwise enough to melt Will Smith.