What does savvy mean?

Definitions for savvyˈsæv i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word savvy.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Savvy

    Savvey, sav′i, v.t. to know: to understand.—v.i. to possess knowledge.—n. general ability. [Sp. sabesaber, to know—L. sapĕre, to be wise.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of savvy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of savvy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johnnie Moore:

    It's an incredibly courageous and savvy move.

  2. Dan Akerson:

    He was street smart, savvy, never overplayed his hand, but he'd push it.

  3. Hillary Berman:

    If you aren't a savvy consumer, things can get very costly, very quickly.

  4. Dan Neary:

    Increasingly manufactures are becoming savvy marketers in their own right.

  5. Michelle Chai:

    I think it's political skills. Politically, the West Asians were more savvy.

Images & Illustrations of savvy

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Translations for savvy

From our Multilingual Translation 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
  • підкованийUkrainian
  • סאַוויYiddish

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