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Yarr, I was swabbin' the poop deck when me main mast took a tumble into Davy Jone's Locker; Avast, it was me own 'heartie, scurvy Sea-Dog Peg Leg who sivered me timbers; made 'im walk the bloody plank, Savvy?
by Capn' Jack Sparrow July 14, 2003
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When a reply to a tweet gets more likes than the tweet it was replying to, usually indicating the unpopularity or stupidity of the original tweet
Damn you got 12 likes and his reply got 271 likes? He totally ratioed you bro
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1. to understand something

2. knowledge

3. knowledgeable
(from spanish, Sabe, he knows)
I don't think you are as savvy on the subject as I am.
by Light Joker April 01, 2007
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Technically means "Well-informed, perceptive, or shrewd"; in the summer of 2003, fans of "Pirates of the Carribean" adopted the meaning given to the word by Johnny Depp's Catain Jack.

Now used by PotC fans to mean, "Get it?"
"Shut up or I'll shut you up -- savvy?"
by Tak, the Hideous New Girl December 29, 2003
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to be clued up is to be savvy. comes from the french verbs 'savoir faire', which means the 'know how'.
damn that boy is savvy.
by nobby January 02, 2005
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a noun or adjective indicating anything a high level of knowledge in some field (i.e. fashion); since The Pirates of the Caribbean came out, it has often been equated with "understand"

Regarding the etymology of the word, it is most likely another anglified French word, from the original "savoir," which means "to know." Like parley (also used in "Pirates"), which means "to speak," it was probably absorbed into the English vocabulary back when French was more of a global language.
He's very computer-savvy.

She's such a savvy dresser.
by Savster December 04, 2008
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