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Savvy   /sˈævi/   Listen
Savvy

noun
1.
The cognitive condition of someone who understands.  Synonyms: apprehension, discernment, understanding.






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"Savvy" Quotes from Famous Books



... come none of it wi' me!" roared Smith, in a voice of amazing gruffness, and shook an artificially dirtied fist under the Chinaman's nose. "Get inside and gimme an' my mate a couple o' pipes. Smokee pipe, you yellow scum—savvy?" ...
— The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu • Sax Rohmer

... thet's shore tall talk fer Link Stevens to savvy. You mean—as long as I drive careful an' safe I can run away from my dust, so to say, an' get here in somethin' less than the ...
— The Light of Western Stars • Zane Grey

... you're a renegade four-flusher, bluffing on no pair, and if I had known what a nasty little old woman you are I'd never have opened negotiations with you. Now, you chirk up, Boston, and smile and try to be a good sport, or I'll work you over and make a man out of you. Savvy?" ...
— The Long Chance • Peter B. Kyne

... you? This's Bill! Say, Chief, I wantcha he'p right away pretty quick! Got a line on those guys! You bring three men an' ge'down on the Lone Valley Road below Stark mountain an' keep yer eye peeled t'ward the hanted house. Savvy? Yes, old hanted house, you know. You wait there till I signal. Yes, flash! Listen, one wink if you go to right, two come up straight, and three to the left. If it's only one repeated several times, you spread all round. Yep. I'm goin' ...
— The City of Fire • Grace Livingston Hill

... can you fix me up something to eat. " " No; Chinaman no savvy whi' man eatee; bossee ow on thlack. Chinaman eatee nothing bu' licee [rice]; no licee cookee." This sounds pretty conclusive; nevertheless I don't intend to be thus put off so easily. There is nothing particularly beautiful about a silver ...
— Around the World on a Bicycle V1 • Thomas Stevens



Words linked to "Savvy" :   self-knowledge, twig, knowing, grasping, smattering, recognition, hindsight, catch on, realization, intuit, realisation, comprehension, hold, tumble, get it, appreciation, brainwave, brainstorm, get onto, cotton on, get wise, understand, digest, figure, insight, latch on



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