Definition of savoir faire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


savoir faire

BrE BrE//ˌsævwɑː ˈfeə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsævwɑːr ˈfer//
[uncountable] (from French, approving)
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the ability to behave in the appropriate way in social situations Word Originearly 19th cent.: French, literally ‘know how to do’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: savoir faire