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savvy (n.)

1785, "practical sense, intelligence;" also a verb, "to know, to understand;" West Indies pidgin borrowing of French savez(-vous)? "do you know?" or Spanish sabe (usted) "you know," both from Vulgar Latin *sapere, from Latin sapere "be wise, be knowing" (see sapient). The adjective is first recorded 1905, from the noun. Related: Savvily; savviness.

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Definitions of savvy from WordNet
1
savvy (v.)
get the meaning of something;
Synonyms: grok / get the picture / comprehend / dig / grasp / compass / apprehend
2
savvy (n.)
the cognitive condition of someone who understands;
From wordnet.princeton.edu