Savvy [Adj.]


Shrewd, well-informed and perceptive.

Etymologically; the word is rooted in the eighteenth century. It is most probably a West Indies pidgin borrowing of the French savez(-vous) ‘do you know’ or the Spanish sabe ‘you know’, both from the Latin sapere ‘be wise, be knowing’. The adjective was first recorded 1905, as it had derived from the noun.

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