One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1informal A man with a smooth, suave manner.‘I love to see him gliding his way round a dance floor, he is such a smoothie!’
- ‘The best smoothie since Sinatra croons his way through favourites such as ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’, plus the usual Ellington and Gershwin numbers.’
- ‘I'm so used to seeing a smoothie in a smart suit, it took a second to identify the casually - dressed bloke sporting a badgery goatee and swinging a scooter helmet.’
- ‘No doubt George Clooney, Pierce Brosnan and other smoothies will pester their agents to get the part, while old-timers like Omar Sharif might see it as a suitable way to round off a long career.’
- ‘He was a suave smoothie who sang about relationships with a mixture of wisdom and regret.’
- ‘So this centre offers the delicious prospect of a group of Tories, backed by the realistic and Labour-voting working class, in passionate opposition to the irresponsible metropolitan smoothies within their own party.’
2A thick, smooth drink of fresh fruit pureed with milk, yogurt, or ice cream.
- ‘I had lunch in Cafe 1001, great for people-watching and toasted focaccia sandwiches, but my cherry smoothie tasted mostly and strangely of banana.’
- ‘The full range of smoothies, thickies and yoghurts have now reached supermarket shelves, building sales to £35m.’
- ‘I went round to my 80-year old neighbour's last year, and threw out all her gin bottles and filled her fridge with organic smoothies, much better for her really.’
- ‘Since we had 40 minutes to spare before dinner, we went to a Vienna Beef shack not far from the campus, and enjoyed strawberry and banana smoothies that really cooled us off in the balmy early spring evening.’
- ‘It is fully equipped to make ice cream drinks, frozen fruit smoothies and coffee drinks.’
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