Savoir-faire meaning

săvwär-fâr
The ability to do or say what is appropriate for the occasion.
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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.

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The ability to say or do the appropriate or graceful thing in social situations.
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Ready knowledge of the right thing to do or say in any social situation.
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Origin of savoir-faire

  • French savoir to know how faire to do

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French savoir-faire, know-how, from savoir, to know (how) + faire, to do

    From Wiktionary