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