She even plucked bon mots out of the air, charming the men in dark suits with her sauciness.
"Glad to get rid of you," Miss Kinney assured him promptly, but with a bright smile that neutralized the effect of her sauciness.
And there was a lightness, a sauciness, in her manner that had not showed on her previous visit.
I would not for the world let him guess it, so there is nothing for it but sauciness to cover one's weakness.
Not the sauciness of it, but the undercurrent of kindliness.
If Max resented her sauciness, she ran away from him with the full knowledge that he would miss her.
Pet′ulance, Pet′ulancy, sauciness: peevishness or impatience.
Come, then, and shake hands; we'll fine him for's sauciness, and his ransom shall be half a dozen at mine host Welcome's.
But, except for this sauciness, Cassel is a demure and pleasant place.
You have looks and you have brains and I have a hunch through all that Emerald Isle sauciness you have a heart too.
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.