- a chef or cook who specializes in making sauces.
Origin of saucier
- impertinent; insolent: a saucy remark; a saucy child.
- pert; boldly smart: a saucy little hat for Easter.
Origin of saucy
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Examples from the Web for saucier
“His sense of integrity is probably the most important quality to me as a president,” said Saucier, now a volunteer for Huntsman.Jon Huntsman’s Timely Jump Before New Hampshire’s Presidential Primary
January 9, 2012
His most recent book, The Saucier's Apprentice , will be published in paperback in May.A Three-Star Food Fight
March 12, 2009
Our young lady returned to us saucier and more passionate, and haughtier than ever.Wuthering Heights
Madame Saucier uttered a shriek as a great swell rolled the boat.
"I would gladly put her out," said Captain Saucier anxiously.
Captain Saucier thought he could, and he saw it would have to be done quickly.
A puff of gray wind come down; a saucier gust went by; and then a swirl of galish wind jumped over the pans.Harbor Tales Down North
- pert; jauntya saucy hat
Word Origin and History for saucier
c.1500, "resembling sauce," later "impertinent, flippantly bold, cheeky" (1520s), from sauce (n.) + -y (2). The connecting notion is the figurative sense of "piquancy in words or actions." Cf. sauce malapert "impertinence" (1520s), and slang phrase to have eaten sauce "be abusive" (1520s). Also cf. salty in same senses.