Definition of streety in English:


(also streetie)


New Zealand
  • A homeless person.

    ‘the streeties were suspicious about what the Project did’
    • ‘"If you starve out here, you're stupid," says the long-time streetie.’
    • ‘I told the rest of the streeties about what the People's Project did.’
    • ‘The streeties are still her friends, they are still a big family, still look out for each other.’
    • ‘He says now is the hardest it has ever been for streeties like him.’
    • ‘I still care about them, the other streeties.’
    • ‘These are the streeties the project chips away at, building relationships, building trust.’
    • ‘I have just spent an enjoyable hour or so with a few of the local streeties.’
    • ‘If you want to see real streeties, inclement weather is usually the best time.’
    • ‘A homeless man who was stabbed in a central park was helping feed other 'streeties' hours before he was attacked.’
    • ‘She is one of the streeties staff have been working with almost from the start.’


1980s from street + -y.