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Savvy   /sˈævi/   Listen

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

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"Savvy" Quotes from Famous Books

... not altogether their mastery of the language which instantly produced soap and water, for instance, when they made motions of washing their hands and said slowly and loudly: "Soap—you compree, soap and l'eau; you savvy—l'eau, wa-ter." But now, when it came to the technicalities of their professional business, they found their command of the language completely inadequate. There were many of them who could ask, "What is the time?" but that helped them little to discover at what time the Germans made a practice ...
— Action Front • Boyd Cable (Ernest Andrew Ewart)

... don't care for you; I think 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

... cried the seaman furiously. "D'you think I'm going to wait 'ere while you prods about in all the blasted lot? It's damn near high tide—I shan't get out. 'Alf time! Savvy? Shove ...
— Dope • Sax Rohmer

... Artist. "That's a Cinch. Have a Stage-Hand come on with the Flowers. Lottie says, 'I know who sent these,' and so on and so on, and his Nobs gets off. Then her alone with the big arm-load of Hollyhawks, that I'm supposed to be sendin' her—savvy? She says, 'Well, there's no three ways about it, I've got this Gazabo dead to Rights.' She goes on to talk about Me, leading up to her song, 'John L. will be our Champion once again.' Bing! The Door-Bell rings. Then, me on quick, see? I've thought out ...
— People You Know • George Ade

... talk all right; you bet! He talk with his head, and his eyes, his feet and his hands; talk every old way only you don't savvy ...
— The Spoilers of the Valley • Robert Watson

... Saturday about this time?" Peter hadn't. "Well, I'll be here—savvy?" But before he could make her any assurance she laughed again and slipped ...
— The Lovely Lady • Mary Austin

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

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