Definition of savoir faire
: capacity for appropriate action; especially : a polished sureness in social behavior
Examples of savoir faire in a sentence
I admire her sophistication and savoir faire.
He handled the problem with his usual savoir faire.
Origin and Etymology of savoir faire
French savoir-faire, literally, knowing how to do
First Known Use: 1788
Synonym Discussion of savoir faire
SAVOIR FAIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of savoir faire for English Language Learners
: the ability to behave in a correct and confident way in different situations
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