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savoir-vivre

[sav-wahr-vee-vruh, -veev; French sa-vwar-vee-vruh] /ˈsæv wɑrˈvi vrə, -ˈviv; French sa vwarˈvi vrə/
noun
1.
knowledge of the world and the ways or usages of polite society.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < French: literally, knowing how to live
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savoir-vivre

/ˈsævwɑːˈviːvrə/
noun
1.
familiarity with the customs of good society; breeding
Word Origin
French, literally: a knowing how to live
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