savvy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “savvy” in the English Dictionary

"savvy" in British English

See all translations

savvynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsæv.i/ informal
practicalknowledge and ​ability: business savvy She hasn't got much savvy.
savvy
adjective (comparative savvier, superlative savviest)
a savvy ​politician media-savvy ​teachers
(Definition of savvy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"savvy" in American English

See all translations

savvynoun [U]

 us   /ˈsæv·i/ infml
practicalknowledge and ​ability: She has a lot of ​marketing savvy.
savvy
adjective  us   /ˈsæv·i/
infml He’s a ​politically savvy ​guy.
(Definition of savvy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"savvy" in Business English

See all translations

savvynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsævi/ informal
practical ​knowledge and ​ability: He showed ​experience and savvy. business/​media/​marketing savvy

savvyadjective

uk   us   /ˈsævi/ informal
used to describe someone with practical ​knowledge and ​ability: savvy ​investors/​businessmen/​consumers commercially/​politically/​technologically savvyget/become savvy Repair ​facilities are going to get savvy and ​startchecking out their ​customers a little more.
(Definition of savvy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “savvy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 实际知识和能力…
in Turkish pratik bilgi ve kabiliyet…
in Russian смекалка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 常識, 知識, 能力…
in Polish zmysł…
What is the pronunciation of savvy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “savvy”

Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More