Alicia asked Gail to help her install a new software program on her laptop because her coworker is very computer savvy.
An example of savvy is the person who friends call to help them when their computer is having problems.
intransitive verb-·vied, -·vy·ing
Origin of savvyfrom 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
- Well informed and perceptive; shrewd: savvy Washington insiders.
- Knowledgeable or proficient. Often used in combination: tech-savvy; media-savvy.
tr. & intr.v.sav·vied, sav·vy·ing, sav·vies,
Origin of savvyFrom 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.
(comparative savvier, superlative savviest)
(third-person singular simple present savvies, present participle savvying, simple past and past participle savvied)
- (informal) to understand
- (informal) Do you understand?
1785, as a noun, "practical sense, intelligence;" also a verb, "to know, to understand;" West Indies pidgin borrowing of French savez(-vous) (“do you know")" or Spanish sabe (usted) (“you know"), both from Vulgar Latin *sapere, from Latin sapere (“be wise, be knowing") (see sapient). The adjective is first recorded 1905, from the noun.