noun Chiefly New England, Midland, and Southern U.S.
- saskatchewan party,
- sassafras oil,
- sassafras tea,
Origin of sass1
verb (used with object)
Origin of sass2
Examples from the Web for sass
Zach Galifianakis invited the president to chat on his Internet talk show “Between Two Ferns,” and boy, did Obama sass Zach back.Obama ‘Between Two Ferns,’ Kevin Bacon, Baby Tigers and More Viral Videos|Ariana Dickey|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cleanses can also serve as a fresh start and a transition into a long-term, health way of eating, says Sass.
A delightful balance of sentiment and sass hit all the right notes with the audience.Women Who Rule the Stage: Theater Goddesses Honored at Second Annual Lilly Awards|Lizzie Crocker|June 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Kosove concurred that she had “that combination of sass and fortitude that is very much like the real Leigh Anne.”
Think the sass of Tyra Banks, combined with the grit of Miss Jane Pittman.
“No matter what you think or whether you air in the rights on't, or not, a little gal mustn't ever sass her elders,” said Grandma.The Adventures of Ann|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I'm going to York to sell my sass, and to-morrow I will take you half-way home.'The Big Nightcap Letters|Frances Elizabeth Barrow
I 've killed eighty bear in these mountains, and I won't take no sass from you.Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories|Florence Finch Kelly
She never took any "sass" from her mistress; in this respect she was quite up to date among American "help."An Anarchist Woman|Hutchins Hapgood
I tell you that young chap sets store by that little girl of yours, though she does sass him a heap.That Girl Montana|Marah Ellis Ryan