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I used to go to rave parties, too, but I was never savvy with techno.
Rose Byrne

Meaning of "savvy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SAVVY

Corruption of Spanish sabe( usted) (you) know, from saber to know, from Latin sapere to be wise.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SAVVY

savvy  [ˈsævɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAVVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Savvy is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb savvy in English.

WHAT DOES SAVVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Savvy

Savvy may refer to: In art and entertainment: ▪ Savvy, a 2008 children's fantasy novel by Ingrid Law ▪ Savvy Records, a defunct American record label ▪ Savvy, of the American pop duo Savvy & Mandy ▪ Savvy, an American pop group whose members appear in the sitcom The WannabesSavvy, an Indian women's magazine ▪ SAVVY Contemporary, a Berlin based art institution. In products and companies: ▪ Savvy Vodka, a brand of vodka ▪ Proton Savvy, a supermini car ▪ Savvy Marketing Group, a company founded by Grace Ueng People: ▪ Charles M. Cooke, Jr., nicknamed "Savvy", United States Navy admiral ▪ Charles Read , nicknamed "Savvy", United States Navy and Confederate States Navy officer...

Definition of savvy in the English dictionary

The first definition of savvy in the dictionary is to understand or get the sense of. Other definition of savvy is comprehension. Savvy is also shrewd; well-informed.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SAVVY

PRESENT

Present
I savvy
you savvy
he/she/it savvies
we savvy
you savvy
they savvy
Present continuous
I am savvying
you are savvying
he/she/it is savvying
we are savvying
you are savvying
they are savvying
Present perfect
I have savvied
you have savvied
he/she/it has savvied
we have savvied
you have savvied
they have savvied
Present perfect continuous
I have been savvying
you have been savvying
he/she/it has been savvying
we have been savvying
you have been savvying
they have been savvying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I savvied
you savvied
he/she/it savvied
we savvied
you savvied
they savvied
Past continuous
I was savvying
you were savvying
he/she/it was savvying
we were savvying
you were savvying
they were savvying
Past perfect
I had savvied
you had savvied
he/she/it had savvied
we had savvied
you had savvied
they had savvied
Past perfect continuous
I had been savvying
you had been savvying
he/she/it had been savvying
we had been savvying
you had been savvying
they had been savvying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will savvy
you will savvy
he/she/it will savvy
we will savvy
you will savvy
they will savvy
Future continuous
I will be savvying
you will be savvying
he/she/it will be savvying
we will be savvying
you will be savvying
they will be savvying
Future perfect
I will have savvied
you will have savvied
he/she/it will have savvied
we will have savvied
you will have savvied
they will have savvied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been savvying
you will have been savvying
he/she/it will have been savvying
we will have been savvying
you will have been savvying
they will have been savvying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would savvy
you would savvy
he/she/it would savvy
we would savvy
you would savvy
they would savvy
Conditional continuous
I would be savvying
you would be savvying
he/she/it would be savvying
we would be savvying
you would be savvying
they would be savvying
Conditional perfect
I would have savvy
you would have savvy
he/she/it would have savvy
we would have savvy
you would have savvy
they would have savvy
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been savvying
you would have been savvying
he/she/it would have been savvying
we would have been savvying
you would have been savvying
they would have been savvying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you savvy
we let´s savvy
you savvy
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to savvy
Past participle
savvied
Present Participle
savvying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAVVY


navvy
ˈnævɪ
savey
ˈsævɪ
savvey
ˈsævɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAVVY

savory
savour
savourer
savouries
savourily
savouriness
savourless
savourly
savoury
savoy
Savoy Alps
Savoyard
savvey
savvied
savvier
savvies
savviest
savvily
savviness
saw

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAVVY

bevvy
bivvy
chevy
civvy
curvy
divvy
envy
gravy
groovy
heavy
ivy
levy
luvvy
navy
no savvy
privy
skivvy
spivvy
the navy
wavy

Synonyms and antonyms of savvy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SAVVY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «savvy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of savvy

Translation of «savvy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAVVY

Find out the translation of savvy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of savvy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «savvy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精明
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inteligente
570 millions of speakers

English

savvy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रेमी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدهاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подкованных
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

savvy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাণ্ডজ্ঞান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jugeote
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Savvy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kapieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

手腕
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정통한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Savvy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiểu biết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆர்வலராகவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जाणकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anlayış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

savvy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zrozumiały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підкованих
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

savvy
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

καταλαβαίνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vaardig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kunniga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

savvy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of savvy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAVVY»

The term «savvy» is very widely used and occupies the 14.990 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAVVY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about savvy

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10 QUOTES WITH «SAVVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word savvy.
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Delphine Arnault
I firmly believe that success lies in the combination of both talent and business savvy, and that the magic comes through partnership between both.
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Chadwick Boseman
Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back.
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Cyrus Broacha
I don't keep a mobile, I am not computer savvy; I am not on any website. I live like a cave man.
4
Rose Byrne
I used to go to rave parties, too, but I was never savvy with techno.
5
Dane Cook
If haters or whatever want to find you - I mean, some of them are so tenacious. You want to hire them to work for you. They're very, very savvy in terms of how they find you and get to you.
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Cat Cora
I think people are more savvy about cooking, food and dining. I notice they are looking for more value for their money - not in larger portions but more in terms of healthier, fresh, farm-to-table dishes with a nice presentation.
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Natalie Dormer
I always tell people this: to be a savvy politician or a good head of state and to be charitable are not mutually exclusive things.
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Perry Farrell
I'm looking to evolve the concept of the new renaissance artist, taking the world by storm through the art of public display and demonstration, with technical savvy, using cell phones and computers.
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Rupert Graves
You have to be savvy to be a celebrity. You have to create a personality and shove that out. It just seems fatuous to me. Professionally, it's a good idea. But I can't do it.
10
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Who can I trust? You have to invest in somebody and chances are you're probably going to invest in somebody who's going to deceive you. I've been conned a couple of times, but now I'm a little more savvy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAVVY»

Discover the use of savvy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to savvy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Savvy
And now all Mibs wants is a savvy that will save him. In fact, Mibs is so sure she’ll get a powerful savvy that she sneaks a ride to the hospital on a rickety bus with her sibling and the preacher’s kids in tow.
Ingrid Law, 2008
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Survival of the Savvy: High-Integrity Political Tactics for ...
Two of the most successful corporate consultants and coaches in the U.S., Rick Brandon and Marty Seldman, offer proven methods to eliminate unethical behavior at work and use the power of "high-integrity" politics to achieve corporate and ...
Rick Brandon, Marty Seldman, 2004
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IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain
Concise and practical, the book describes the practices, competencies, and leadership skills non-IT managers need to succeed in the digital economy.
Peter Weill, Jeanne W. Ross, 2013
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Savvy: Dealing with People, Power and Politics at Work
Savvy is about how to deal with office politics, conflict and difficult people at work.
Jane Clarke, 2012
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Scumble
"Readers will delight in the tall-tale tropes and Ledge's authentic physical, emotional, and artistic challenges.
Ingrid Law, 2010
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Future Savvy: Identifying Trends to Make Better Decisions, ...
Future Savvy is a hands-on, how-to book on evaluating the business, social, and technology forecasts that appear in everyday communications such as newspapers and business magazines, as well as in specialized sources like government and ...
Adam Gordon, 2008
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More Fabric Savvy: A Quick Resource Guide to Selecting and ...
A new edition of the best-selling fabric guide includes all-new updated information on the selection of the best fabrics for a variety of projects and how to make the most of them, including new tips and more than three hundred color ...
Sandra Betzina, 2004
8
App Savvy: Turning Ideas into iPad and iPhone Apps Customers ...
Author Ken Yarmosh details a proven process for developing successful apps, and presents numerous interviews with the App Store's most prominent publishers.
Ken Yarmosh, 2010
9
Book Savvy
Teachers of reading, students, general readers of literature, and those just developing an interest in reading will find this guide appealing.
Cynthia Lee Katona, 2005
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Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions
In Risk Savvy, Gigerenzer reveals that most of us, including doctors, lawyers, financial advisers, and elected officials, misunderstand statistics much more often than we think, leaving us not only misinformed, but vulnerable to ...
Gerd Gigerenzer, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAVVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term savvy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Share “Savvy Senior: Protect your eyes from...”
DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Is macular degeneration hereditary? My mother lost her vision from it before she died a few years ago, and now at age 65, I'm worried I ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
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Savvy Senior: Teaching tool can help seniors online
DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What teaching resources can you recommend to help seniors learn how to use computers, tablets and smartphone devices? At age 72, I ... «NewsOK.com, Jun 15»
3
Savvy Senior: Choosing a home blood pressure monitor
Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer me any tips on choosing a home blood pressure monitor? I just found out I have high blood pressure, and my doctor told me I ... «CapitalGazette.com, Jun 15»
4
Millennials aren't as tech savvy as people think
"Part of being technology savvy is being able to organize it so you can wrap your head around it." The data is based on the 2012 Programme for the International ... «CNBC, Jun 15»
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Savvy Senior: How to compare and locate senior housing options
Dear Savvy Senior, Can you go over the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating and choosing ... «CapitalGazette.com, Jun 15»
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Savvy Senior: Compare and locate senior housing options
DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can you go over the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating and ... «NewsOK.com, May 15»
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Savvy Senior - Knowing the signs of a stroke
Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and ... «Aitkin Independent Age, May 15»
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Savvy Investor” an Instant Hit with Institutional Investors
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new professional network for pensions and investment professionals has proved an instant success, with 2000 registered ... «Business Wire, May 15»
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REPORT: Babies becoming tech-savvy before first birthday
A new survey finds many babies are watching TV and using smartphones before their first birthday. Researchers with Einstein Healthcare Network in ... «WITN, Apr 15»
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Is Taylor Swift a Savvy Businesswoman? Very.
Some people might not be aware of just how much of a savvy businesswoman Taylor Swift is off the stage, so we created an infographic below to highlight some ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»

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