adjective, sav·vi·er, sav·vi·est.
verb (used with or without object), sav·vied, sav·vy·ing.
Origin of savvy
British Dictionary definitions for savviness
verb -vies, -vying or -vied
adjective -vier or -viest
Word Origin for savvy
Word Origin and History for savviness
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.