from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ability to say or do the right or graceful thing. See Synonyms at tact.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ability to do or say what is appropriate for the occasion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The faculty of knowing just what to do and how to do it; skilful management; tact; address.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. social skill
French : savoir, to know how + faire, to do.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French savoir-faire, know-how, from savoir, to know (how) + faire, to do (Wiktionary)