Definition of quien sabe in English:

quien sabe

(also keen sabe, quien savvy, quién sabe)


  • Originally and frequently in Spanish-speaking contexts: ‘Who knows?’, ‘who can tell?’.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Fitzroy (1805–1865), hydrographer and meteorologist. From Spanish quién sabe who knows from quién (interrogative pronoun) who + sabe, third person singular present indicative of saber to know.


quien sabe

/kɪˌɛn ˈsɑːbeɪ/