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savvy

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verb sav·vy \ˈsa-vē\

Definition of savvy

sav·viedsav·vy·ing



Examples of savvy

  1. <the man growled, Don't ever date my daughter again—you savvy?>



Origin of savvy

alteration of sabi know (in English-based creoles and pidgins), from Portuguese sabe he knows, from saber to know, from Latin sapere to be wise — more at sage


First Known Use: 1785

Rhymes with savvy


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savvy

noun sav·vy

Simple Definition of savvy

  • : practical understanding or knowledge of something

Full Definition of savvy

  1. :  practical know-how <political savvy>

Examples of savvy

  1. <she's an excellent scholar of political science, but lacks the kind of savvy needed to run for public office>



Circa 1785

First Known Use of savvy

circa 1785


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savvy

adjective sav·vy

Simple Definition of savvy

  • : having practical understanding or knowledge of something

Full Definition of savvy

sav·vi·ersav·vi·est

  1. :  having or showing perception, comprehension, or shrewdness especially in practical matters

sav·vi·ly adverb
sav·vi·ness noun


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