Savvey

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Savvey Comprehension; knowledge of affairs; mental grasp; also, practical know-how; common sense.
    • v. t. & i Savvey To understand; to comprehend; know.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Savvey to know: to understand
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. saber, to know, sabe usted, do you know?
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. sabesaber, to know—L. sapĕre, to be wise.

Usage

In literature:

I heap savvey you come see Missie Jo.
"Down the Mother Lode" by Vivia Hemphill
He tol' me that ther day afore he struck out, savvey?
"Chiquita, an American Novel" by Merrill Tileston
If it was gold he was after I could somewhat savvey it.
"If Any Man Sin" by H. A. Cody
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