AskDefine | Define sharpie

Dictionary Definition



1 an alert and energetic person [syn: eager beaver, busy bee, live wire, sharpy]
2 a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud [syn: swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpy]
3 a long narrow shallow-draft boat with a flat bottom and a triangular sail; formerly used along the northern Atlantic coast of the United States

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. An alert person
  2. A swindler
  3. A long, narrow fishing boat used in shallow waters
  4. (birdwatcher abbreviation) sharp-shinned hawk

Extensive Definition

Sharpie refer to:
  • Sharpie (marker), a line of permanent markers manufactured by the Sanford company
  • Sharpie (boat), a long, narrow sailboat with a shallow draft
  • Sharpies, members of youth gangs in Australia in the 1960s and '70s
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus), commonly referred to as a "sharpies" by North American birders

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