As adjectives the difference between uncouth and savvy
is that uncouth
is (archaic) unfamiliar, strange, foreign while savvy
is (informal) shrewd, well-informed and perceptive.
As a verb savvy is
(informal) to understand.
As an interjection savvy is
(informal) do you understand?.
As a noun savvy is
(archaic) Unfamiliar, strange, foreign.
* 1819 : , The Sketch Book (The Voyage)
- There was a delicious sensation of mingled security and awe with which I looked down, from my giddy height, on the monsters of the deep at their uncouth gambols.
(informal) Shrewd, well-informed and perceptive.
* 22 March 2012 , Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games [http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-hunger-games,71293/]
- That such a safe adaptation could come of The Hunger Games speaks more to the trilogy’s commercial ascent than the book’s actual content, which is audacious and savvy in its dark calculations.
(informal) to understand
(informal) Do you understand?