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savvy

[ sav-ee ]
/ 藞s忙v i /
Informal.
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adjective, sav路vi路er, sav路vi路est.
experienced, knowledgable, and well-informed; shrewd (often used in combination): consumers who are savvy about prices; a tech-savvy entrepreneur.
noun
Also sav路vi路ness. practical understanding; shrewdness or intelligence; common sense: a candidate who seemed to have no political savvy.
verb (used with or without object), sav路vied, sav路vy路ing.
to know; understand.
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Origin of savvy

1775鈥85; <Spanish sabe, present 3rd singular of saber to know <Latin sapere to be wise; see sapient
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British Dictionary definitions for savvy

savvy
/ (藞s忙v瑟) slang /

verb -vies, -vying or -vied
to understand or get the sense of (an idea, etc)
no savvy I don't (he doesn't, etc) understand
noun
comprehension
adjective -vier or -viest
mainly US shrewd; well-informed

Word Origin for savvy

C18: corruption of Spanish sabe (usted) (you) know, from saber to know, from Latin sapere to be wise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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