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sass

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/ sæs /
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noun Chiefly New England, Midland, and Southern U.S.
stewed fruit; fruit sauce.
fresh vegetables.
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Origin of sass

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First recorded in 1765–75; variant of sauce

Other definitions for sass (2 of 2)

sass2
[ sas ]
/ sæs /
Informal.

noun
impudent or disrespectful back talk: Both parents refuse to take any sass from their kids.
verb (used with object)
to answer back in an impudent manner: Don't sass your mother.

Origin of sass

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1855–60, Americanism; back formation from sassy1
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British Dictionary definitions for sass

sass
/ (sæs) US and Canadian informal /

noun
insolent or impudent talk or behaviour
verb (intr)
to talk or answer back in such a way

Word Origin for sass

C20: back formation from sassy 1
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