What does smart mean?
1a: skillful or dexterous in the use of hands or body: agile clever fingers. b: mentally quick and resourceful a clever young lawyer. 2 : marked by wit or ingenuity a clever solution a clever play idea clever dialog.
What do the British mean by smart?
It `s that clever– very British use of the word, in my experience. The exact American equivalent is smart, or more formally smart. We actually use clever less to characterize a person than to describe shrewd or witty decisions or actions – or, if a person, someone who makes this kind of decision.