One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘much will depend on his political savvy’
shrewdness, astuteness, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, acuteness, acumen, acuity, intelligence, wit, canniness, common sense, discernment, insight, understanding, penetration, perception, perceptiveness, perspicacity, perspicaciousness, knowledge, sagacity, sageness
nous, horse sense
rare sapience, arguteness
1‘he knew she had been making a fool of him, but he didn't quite savvy how’
realize, understand, comprehend, grasp, see, know, apprehend
get, get a fix on, catch on, latch on, cotton on
British twig, suss
1‘Bob is a savvy veteran who knows all the tricks’
shrewd, astute, sharp-witted, sharp, acute, intelligent, clever, canny, media-savvy, perceptive, perspicacious, sagacious, sage
on the ball, smart, streetwise
Northern English Scottish pawky
North American heads-up, whip-smart
rare long-headed, sapient, argute
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