Definitions for savvyˈsæv i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sav•vyˈsæv i(n.; adj.)-vi•er, -vi•est

  1. (n.)Also, sav′vi•ness. practical understanding; shrewdness or intelligence; common sense:

    political savvy.

  2. (adj.)shrewdly informed; experienced and well-informed; canny.

  3. (v.i.)to know; understand.

Origin of savvy:

1775–85; prob. orig. < sábi “know” in E creoles (< Pg sabe, pres. 3rd sing. of saber to know < L sapere to be wise; see sapient )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy(verb)

    the cognitive condition of someone who understands

    "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

  2. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend(verb)

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"


  1. savvy(Verb)

    To understand

  2. savvy(Adjective)

    shrewd, well-informed and perceptive.

  3. savvy(Interjection)

    Do you understand?

  4. Origin: Alteration of sabi (in English-based creoles and pidgins), from or sabe, from saber, from sapere.


  1. Savvy

    Savvy is a 2008 children's fantasy novel by Ingrid Law aimed at children aged nine to twelve years. The American Library Association named Savvy a 2009 Newbery Honor Book.

Translations for savvy

From our Multilingual Dictionary

  • důvtipnýCzech
  • schnallen, verstehen, kapiert?, kapieren, schlau, clever, klugGerman
  • sabio, comprensiónSpanish
  • fiksu, älykäsFinnish
  • futé, malin, jugeoteFrench
  • सामान्य बुद्धिHindi
  • hozzáértésHungarian
  • astuto, furbo, comprendonioItalian
  • rozumiećPolish
  • sacou?, saber, sábio, experientePortuguese
  • смыслящий, продвинутый, врубающийся, кумекающий, соображающийRussian
  • umješan, умјешан, informiran, информиранSerbo-Croatian
  • smart, slugSwedish
  • idrak etmek, çaktın, akıllı, kurnaz, kavramakTurkish
  • סאַוויYiddish


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