Savvy Washington insiders.
A banker known for financial savvy.
An example of savvy is the person who friends call to help them when their computer is having problems.
Origin of savvy
- From Spanish sabe (usted) (you) know from saber to know from Old Spanish from Vulgar Latin sapēre from Latin sapere to be wise sep- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.