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  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of smart


smarts pl (plural only)

  1. (informal, chiefly US) intelligence; smartness
    • 1981, Philip K. Dick, Valis, →ISBN, p. 36
      A lot can be said for the infinite mercies of God, but the smarts of a good pharmacist, when you get down to it, is worth more.
    • 2007, Fern Michaels, Free Fall, page 142
      "Guess that was a stupid question. Either you're smart or you're not. I am not book smart but I have street smarts. I think street smarts are important.