- impudent or disrespectful back talk: Both parents refuse to take any sass from their kids.
- to answer back in an impudent manner: Don't sass your mother.
Origin of sass2
1855–60, Americanism; back formation from sassy1
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Examples from the Web for sassed
And about that man on the truck that sassed us the other day?Maw's Vacation
But Swatty got up himself and sassed the policeman that came to get him.Swatty
Ellis Parker Butler
He axed me for a drink of water and when I done give it to him he sassed me.Witty Pieces by Witty People
I was scared clean out of my senses when she sassed that captain.Peggy Owen Patriot
Lucy Foster Madison
If dey sassed him he would put spit in their eyes and say 'now I recon you will mind how you sass me.'
- insolent or impudent talk or behaviour
- to talk or answer back in such a way
C20: back formation from sassy 1
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Word Origin and History for sassed
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