- The definition of suave is someone smooth, confident and charming, usually describing a man.
An attractive, successful man with lots of confidence is an example of someone who would be described as suave.
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adjective suav·er, suav·est
Origin: French, agreeable, from Old French, from Latin suāvis, delightful, sweet; see swād- in Indo-European roots.
- suaveˈly adverb
- suaveˈness, suavˈi·ty noun