salty

[ sawl-tee ]
/ ˈsɔl ti /
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adjective, salt·i·er, salt·i·est.

tasting of or containing salt; saline.
racy or coarse: salty humor.
of the sea, sailing, or life at sea: salty tales of adventure on the high seas.
Slang. (especially of a sailor) toughened by experience: proud and salty Marines.
Slang. angry, upset, or hostile, especially due to embarrassment or failure:He gets all salty whenever he loses.

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Origin of salty

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English; see origin at salt1, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM salty

salt·i·ly, adverbsalt·i·ness, nouno·ver·salt·y, adjectiveun·salt·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for salty

salty
/ (ˈsɔːltɪ) /

adjective saltier or saltiest

of, tasting of, or containing salt
(esp of humour) sharp; piquant
relating to life at sea

Derived forms of salty

saltily, adverbsaltiness, noun
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