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What does “savvy” mean?

January 28, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Language

Savvy or savvey is an American corruption of Spanish sabe, a form of the verb saber, meaning “to know.” “Do you savvy?” is equivalent to Spanish “¿Sabe Usted?” Both mean, “Do you know?” Savvy was orig­inally acquired from the Mexicans by early ranchers in the Southwest who spelled and pronounced the word savvy rather than …

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