- Savoir faire is knowledge of what to do and say and an ability to excel in social situations.
Jackie Kennedy's grace and poise is an example of savoir faire.
ready knowledge of what to do or say, and of when and how to do or say it
Origin of savoir-faireFrench to know (how) to do
The ability to say or do the appropriate or graceful thing in social situations.
Origin of savoir-faireFrench : savoir, to know how + faire, to do.