from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Well informed and perceptive; shrewd: savvy Washington insiders.
- n. Practical understanding or shrewdness: a banker known for financial savvy.
- transitive v. To understand; comprehend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shrewd, well-informed and perceptive.
- v. to understand
- interj. Do you understand?
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To understand; to comprehend; know.
- n. Comprehension; knowledge of affairs; mental grasp; also, practical know-how; common sense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To know; understand; “twig”: as, do you savvy that?
- To possess knowledge.
- n. General cleverness; knowledge of the world: as, he has lots of savvy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cognitive condition of someone who understands
- v. get the meaning of something
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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alteration of save, sabi ("know") (in English-based creoles and pidgins), from Portuguese or Spanish sabe ("[he] knows"), from saber ("to know"), from Latin sapere ("to be wise"). (Wiktionary)