Word of the Day :

savvy :


verb: to understand 

“The agency‘s Denver office sentSiringo, who savvied some Spanish, to Santa Fe.” — Ollie Reed Jr., Albuquerque (New MexicoTribuneJune 30, 2001 

“And kudos to Stan for the sensitivitySavvying the tension between Ted and PeggyStan offers a sincere, ‘Buck up chief.'” — Marisa NadolnyThe DayMarch 25, 2015

Did you know?
You may be familiar with the nounsavvymeaning “practical know-how” (as in “her political savvy“), and the adjective use (as in “a savvyinvestor“). And if you’ve seen any of the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean movies, you also knowthat the verb is used as an informalone-word question meaning “Do you understand?” (as in “I’m Captain JackSparrowSavvy?”). But Jack Sparrow(i.e., Johnny Deppdidn‘t invent the termBoth the noun and the verbcame into use around 1785Savvy is based on the Portuguese term sabemeaning “he knows,” which itself is from Latin saperemeaning “to be wise.” Creole speakers interpretedthe Portuguese term as sabi and began using it as one would “know.” Eventually, the Creole sabi evolvedinto today‘s word.


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