Pronunciation: (sav'ē), [key]
—v., -vied, -vy•ing,
—n., adj., -vi•er, -vi•est. Informal.
to know; understand.
Also,sav'vi•ness.practical understanding; shrewdness or intelligence; common sense: a candidate who seemed to have no political savvy.
shrewdly informed; experienced and well-informed; canny.
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