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!’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He was a suave smoothie who sang about relationships with a mixture of wisdom and regret.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
2A thick, smooth drink of fresh fruit pureed with milk, yogurt, or ice cream.
- ‘It is fully equipped to make ice cream drinks, frozen fruit smoothies and coffee drinks.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The full range of smoothies, thickies and yoghurts have now reached supermarket shelves, building sales to £35m.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I had lunch in Cafe 1001, great for people-watching and toasted focaccia sandwiches, but my cherry smoothie tasted mostly and strangely of banana.’
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