- Savvy is understanding or knowledge of how to do something.
An example of savvy is the person who friends call to help them when their computer is having problems.
savvy definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from one or more varieties of Pidgin English ; from Portuguese sabe, 3rd person; personal (grammar) singular of saber, to know ; from Classical Latin sapere: see sap
- shrewdness or understanding
savvy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Informaladjective sav·vi·er, sav·vi·est
Origin: 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.
- savˈvi·ly adverb