adjective, sav·vi·er, sav·vi·est.
verb (used with or without object), sav·vied, sav·vy·ing.
Origin of savvy
Related Words for savviesknowledge, intelligence, insight, acumen, know-how, sense, judgment, intellect, awareness, knowing, acute, experienced, wise, calculating, discerning, smooth, slick, keen, sharp, smart
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Historical Examples of savvies
Then Johnny savvies Injun talk pretty well and you're sure to run across them or their camps.Dick in the Everglades
A. W. Dimock
verb -vies, -vying or -vied
adjective -vier or -viest
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.