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sav·vy

 (săv′ē) Informal
adj. sav·vi·er, sav·vi·est
1. Well informed and perceptive; shrewd: savvy Washington insiders.
2. Knowledgeable or proficient. Often used in combination: tech-savvy; media-savvy.
n.
Practical understanding or shrewdness: a banker known for financial savvy.
tr. & intr.v. sav·vied (săv′ēd), sav·vy·ing, sav·vies (săv′ēz)
To understand; comprehend.

[From Spanish sabe (usted), (you) know, from saber, to know, from Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Latin sapere, to be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

sav′vi·ly adv.

savvy

(ˈsævɪ)
vb, -vies, -vying or -vied
1. to understand or get the sense of (an idea, etc)
2. no savvy I don't (he doesn't, etc) understand
n
comprehension
adj, -vier or -viest
chiefly US shrewd; well-informed
[C18: corruption of Spanish sabe(usted) (you) know, from saber to know, from Latin sapere to be wise]

sav•vy

(ˈsæv i)

n., adj. -vi•er, -vi•est, n.
1. Also, sav′vi•ness. practical understanding; shrewdness or intelligence; common sense: political savvy.
adj.
2. shrewdly informed; experienced and well-informed; canny.
v.t., v.i.
3. to know; understand.
[1775–85; probably orig. < sábi “know” in E creoles (< Portuguese sabe, present 3rd singular of saber to know < Latin sapere to be wise; see sapient)]
sav′vi•ly, adv.

savvy


Past participle: savvied
Gerund: savvying

Imperative
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Present
I savvy
you savvy
he/she/it savvies
we savvy
you savvy
they savvy
Preterite
I savvied
you savvied
he/she/it savvied
we savvied
you savvied
they savvied
Present Continuous
I am savvying
you are savvying
he/she/it is savvying
we are savvying
you are savvying
they are savvying
Present Perfect
I have savvied
you have savvied
he/she/it has savvied
we have savvied
you have savvied
they have savvied
Past Continuous
I was savvying
you were savvying
he/she/it was savvying
we were savvying
you were savvying
they were savvying
Past Perfect
I had savvied
you had savvied
he/she/it had savvied
we had savvied
you had savvied
they had savvied
Future
I will savvy
you will savvy
he/she/it will savvy
we will savvy
you will savvy
they will savvy
Future Perfect
I will have savvied
you will have savvied
he/she/it will have savvied
we will have savvied
you will have savvied
they will have savvied
Future Continuous
I will be savvying
you will be savvying
he/she/it will be savvying
we will be savvying
you will be savvying
they will be savvying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been savvying
you have been savvying
he/she/it has been savvying
we have been savvying
you have been savvying
they have been savvying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been savvying
you will have been savvying
he/she/it will have been savvying
we will have been savvying
you will have been savvying
they will have been savvying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been savvying
you had been savvying
he/she/it had been savvying
we had been savvying
you had been savvying
they had been savvying
Conditional
I would savvy
you would savvy
he/she/it would savvy
we would savvy
you would savvy
they would savvy
Past Conditional
I would have savvied
you would have savvied
he/she/it would have savvied
we would have savvied
you would have savvied
they would have savvied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savvy - the cognitive condition of someone who understandssavvy - the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension
comprehension - an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"
self-knowledge - an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
smattering - a slight or superficial understanding of a subject
appreciation, grasp, hold - understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
grasping - understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has happened; "hindsight is always better than foresight"
brainstorm, brainwave, insight - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
realization, realisation, recognition - coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; "a growing realization of the risk involved"; "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"; "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"
Verb1.savvy - get the meaning of somethingsavvy - get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
understand - know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means"
figure - understand; "He didn't figure her"
catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, twig, latch on, tumble - understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
intuit - know or grasp by intuition or feeling
digest - arrange and integrate in the mind; "I cannot digest all this information"

savvy

(Slang)
noun
1. understanding, perception, grasp, ken, comprehension, apprehension He is known for his political savvy.

savvy

adjective
Informal. Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters:
noun
Informal. Intellectual hold:
verb
Informal. To perceive and recognize the meaning of:
Slang: dig.
Chiefly British: twig.
Scots: ken.
Translations

savvy

[ˈsævɪ]
A. Ninteligencia f
B. VTcomprender
savvy?¿comprende?

savvy

[ˈsævi] njugeote f

savvy

(inf)
n (= common sense)Grips m (inf), → Köpfchen nt (inf); (= know-how)Können nt, → Know-how nt; he hasn’t got much savvyer hat keine Ahnung (inf)or keinen Dunst (inf); show a bit of savvy!, use your savvy!streng mal dein Köpfchen or deinen Grips an (inf)
vtkapieren (inf); savvy?kapiert? (inf), → kapisko? (dated sl); no savvykeine Ahnung (inf); (= don’t understand)kapier ich nicht (inf)

savvy

[ˈsævɪ] n (fam) → comprendonio
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