adjective, salt·i·er, salt·i·est.
- saltwater taffy,
- salty dog,
Origin of salty
Examples from the Web for saltiness
Mix thoroughly and taste; depending on the saltiness of the anchovy and capers, more salt may be desired.
The saltiness of ricotta salata and olives make this simple root vegetable a meal.
But if it loses its saltiness and becomes tasteless, is there any way to make it good salt again?Hurlbut's Life of Christ For Young and Old|Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
He lay and smelled gunpowder mingling with the saltiness of the bay and the evening incense of the earth.The Lady of Fort St. John|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Hence its saltiness and great specific gravity, a man floating in it—it is said—very readily.Across America|James F. Rusling
The cheese is then placed in this bath and left for three to five days, depending on the saltiness desired.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
Mitaslup na ang kaparat sa isdà, The saltiness has penetrated deep into the flesh of the fish.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
adjective saltier or saltiest
mid-15c., "tasting of salt, impregnated with salt," from salt (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "racy" is from 1866, from salt in the sense of "that which gives life or pungency" (1570s, originally of words or wit). Meaning "racy, sexy" is from 1866. U.S. slang sense of "angry, irritated" is first attested 1938 (probably from similar use with regard to sailors, "tough, aggressive," attested by 1920), especially in phrase jump salty "to unexpectedly become enraged." Related: Saltily.