savvy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v savvy get the meaning of something "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
    • n savvy the cognitive condition of someone who understands "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Savvy Comprehension; knowledge of affairs; mental grasp; also, practical know-how; common sense.
    • v. t. & i Savvy To understand; to comprehend; know.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • savvy To know; understand; “twig”: as, do you savvy that?
    • savvy To possess knowledge.
    • n savvy General cleverness; knowledge of the world: as, he has lots of savvy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Savvy sav′i to know: to understand
    • v.i Savvy to possess knowledge
    • n Savvy general ability
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. saber, to know, sabe usted, do you know?

Usage

In literature:

Now, then, d'ye savvy that?
"Turned Adrift" by Harry Collingwood
I savvy a little of his real lingo.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
But your main plan was laid out by men that don't savvy the coyote mind.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
She has a fine line of conversation if I could only savvy it.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
I don't savvy their ways and they don't savvy mine.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
What I don't savvy is why he hasn't found out already.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
I wasn't much as a young feller, but I wasn't a scrub, and I don't savvy scrubs.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
I'll start you down the joy-slope and jump off, savvy?
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
I'll have to have you there to read it over to me; savvy?
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
China no can savvy allatime funny people!
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
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In news:

Social media-powered moms took Johnson & Johnson out to the digital woodshed over the weekend in the latest show of PR savvy from that consumer bloc online.
Online shopping deals can be had even before Cyber Monday and savvy shoppers can get them from their phones.
The Savvy Shopper Jeanne Vogt.
Some say the company's and others' voting machines need to provide a paper trail that less-than-tech-savvy elections officials can understand when something goes wrong.
"A lot of people are not very Internet-savvy," Dr Katz said, "so for them, being able to use a familiar technology to look up an e-mail address is great.
But young tech-savvy philanthropists are trying to prove otherwise.
Savvy booker masters preemptive strike.
Savvy pump users will want to consider these approaches, remember these tips and, by all means, heed these cautions.
There are many high-school dropouts that have gone on to shape our brave new world through innovation, leadership and business savvy.
A savvy brand owner will carefully weigh the benefits of each kind of green packaging solution when implementing changes.
The ergonomics-savvy people at Oxo designed the tool with curved handles, so fingers stay slightly farther from the countertop than usual.
She built her business on thrift, energy and savvy.
As Americans demand Latin flavors, savvy restaurateurs step.
Wine-savvy Chronicle readers can win tickets to this tasty party.
Savvy combinations can add drama for season-long interest.
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In science:

Also, in another application such as coordination during disaster situations where meaningful user taglines from our approach can help tech savvy emergency responder team to quickly engage with Twitter community users who want to help, based on their expertise.
User Taglines: Alternative Presentations of Expertise and Interest in Social Media
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