adjective, sav·vi·er, sav·vi·est.
verb (used with or without object), sav·vied, sav·vy·ing.
- savoy alps,
- savoy cabbage,
- saw doctor,
- saw grass,
- saw log,
- saw palmetto
Origin of savvy
Examples from the Web for savvy
Ares said there are instances where savvy gankers manage to exploit loopholes.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The savvy forger with Pappy empties to fill might get his hands on some Old Weller and present it as its more illustrious cousin.
As for Simmons, he gets to ease his conscience while also burnishing his personal brand of savvy fandom.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Jenks suggests, tying up with AirAsia would make sense as the most savvy business decision.
Luc Besson is generally a savvy director when it comes to cultural politics.
And when I asked him if he were himself a good practitioner—“No savvy,” he replied, more lightly still.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
I begin to savvy the burro: that's the proper phrase, isn't it?A Fool For Love|Francis Lynde
Then, touching the young man's breast she exclaimed, "Him sick, you savvy?"Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
I can't talk Spanish, and the herder says that he no savvy 'Meriky' and it's up to me to sort and claim.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
My sobrecargo go by the step, and he is savvy much the medsin.For Jacinta|Harold Bindloss
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.