Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long, narrow, flatbottom fishing boat having a centerboard and one or two masts, each rigged with a triangular sail.
  • n. An alert, quick-witted person.
  • n. A sharper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An alert person.
  • n. A knowledgeable fisherman.
  • n. A swindler.
  • n. A long, narrow fishing boat used in shallow waters.
  • n. Abbreviation of sharp-shinned hawk.
  • n. A member of a youth gang of the 1960s and 70s.
  • n. A felt tipped marker pen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long, sharp, flat-bottomed boat, with one or two masts carrying a triangular sail. They are often called Fair Haven sharpies, after the place on the coast of Connecticut where they originated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sharpy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shallow-draft sailboat with a sharp prow, flat bottom, and triangular sail; formerly used along the northern Atlantic coast of the United States
  • n. an alert and energetic person
  • n. a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
  • n. a pen with indelible ink that will write on any surface

Etymologies

From sharp.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From sharp +‎ -ie (“diminutive suffix”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A poor nerd (you can recognize them by the Autobot/Decepticon logos stencilled onto their brown paper lunch bags in sharpie).

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  • The sharpie was a parting gift for the lucky fan who caught it.

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  • With buckshot, you can take a shot, go circle the hits with coloured "sharpie", take another shot, circle with a different coloured sharpie, etc ...

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  • From the home page on, links take visitors to Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and the search page for the term "sharpie," which returns groups set up by customers and fans.

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  • For the first bagel, I have them draw the indicated lines with a "sharpie".

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  • However, if there's one other thing that is synonymous with "sharpie" it's "inky bleed through".

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  • In addition to the 2008 model line there will be some very special bikes in the Ducati performance display: an accessorized Desmosedici RR; the infamous Martini 1098 S; and a Monster 696 featuring custom "sharpie" graphics by Roland Sands Design.

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  • And a fun tip, if you see a sharpie marking in your child's hand, just grab a wet sponge as fast as humanly possible.

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  • RJ: Don't stay out all night before you have to appear on a morning show and always carry a sharpie in case someone wants you to autograph her breasts.

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  • Â Secondly, despite being afraid of ruining another sharpie, no other pen writes well on gesso.

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