- 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 savviestknowing, acute, experienced, wise, calculating, discerning, smooth, slick, keen, sharp, smart, cunning, astute, brainy, cagey, canny, clever, crafty, farsighted, foxy
Examples from the Web for savviest
Contemporary Examples of savviest
What I do remember was that the savviest of them was a natural.Former Cop Edward Conlon on What He Learned About Profiling
April 7, 2012
Barbour, the former Republican Party chairman, is one of the savviest politicos around.Haley Barbour's Exit Leaves Sad GOP 2012 Field
April 29, 2011
- 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.