smoothie

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smooth +‎ -ie

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smoothie (plural smoothies)

  1. A smooth-talking person.
    • 2003, Michael Lydon, Flashbacks: Eyewitness Accounts of the Rock Revolution, 1964-1974 (page 7)
      True to their reputations, Paul was a smoothie who put a public relations gloss on everything he said, and John was abrasive and sarcastic, speaking his mind and letting the chips fall where they may.
  2. A drink made from whole fruit, thus thicker than fruit juice.
  3. A member of the mod subculture who is relatively non-violent and wears expensive clothing.
    • 1987, John Irwin (quoting Piri Thomas), The Felon
      The decision to cool myself made the next two years the hardest I had done because it meant being a smoothie and staying out of trouble, which in prison is difficult, []
    • 1999, Nick Johnstone, Abel Ferrara: The King of New York (page viii)
      Film Comment's David Chute described him as: "small, stringy and intense, but he's better dressed and groomed (than Ferrara), less of a punk and more of a smoothie."
    • 2011, Gerard DeGroot (quoting Brown), Seventies Unplugged
      [] mods, skins, suedes, smoothies, punks, skunks, rude boys, soul boys and headbangers []

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Last modified on 6 October 2013, at 20:38