- experienced, knowledgable, and well-informed; shrewd (often used in combination): consumers who are savvy about prices;a tech-savvy entrepreneur.
- Also sav·vi·ness. practical understanding; shrewdness or intelligence; common sense: a candidate who seemed to have no political savvy.
- to know; understand.
Origin of savvy
Related Words for savvierknowing, acute, experienced, wise, calculating, discerning, smooth, slick, keen, sharp, smart, cunning, astute, brainy, cagey, canny, clever, crafty, farsighted, foxy
Examples from the Web for savvier
Contemporary Examples of savvier
I'll just say this: A savvier me would have invested in gold and prepper stocks five years ago.The Right-Wing Money Model
January 7, 2013
There is a savvier way to go about it—they can exercise their power of the purse without risking default.To Solve Debt Crisis, GOP Should Put Obama on a Reward Program
December 25, 2012
And a few of the savvier, more entrepreneurial bloggers turned their own sites into more robust media outlets.Netroots Bloggers Mark 10th Birthday in Decline and Struggling for Survival
October 24, 2012
In taking on the governor of California, Palin foolishly launched a rivalry with a smarter, savvier version of herself.The Palin-Schwarzenegger Smackdown
December 22, 2009
- to understand or get the sense of (an idea, etc)
- no savvy I don't (he doesn't, etc) understand
- mainly US shrewd; well-informed
Word Origin for savvy
1785, "practical sense, intelligence;" also a verb, "to know, to understand;" West Indies pidgin borrowing of French savez(-vous)? "do you know?" or Spanish sabe (usted) "you know," both from Vulgar Latin *sapere, from Latin sapere "be wise, be knowing" (see sapient). The adjective is first recorded 1905, from the noun. Related: Savvily; savviness.