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Slang definitions & phrases for savvey

savvy

adjective

: a very savvy lady

noun

Comprehension; intelligence; brains, smarts: He's a guy with much savvy (1785+)

verb

To understand; know; grasp: I'm the honcho here, savvy? (1785+)

[fr West Indian pidgin fr Spanish sabe usted, ''do you know?''; modern use influenced by French savez, ''you know'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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