sassy

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[ sas-ee ]
/ ˈsæs i /
See synonyms for: sassy / sassily / sassiness on Thesaurus.com

adjective, sas·si·er, sas·si·est.Informal.

impertinent; insolent; saucy: a sassy reply; a sassy teen.
pert; boldly smart; saucy: a sassy red handbag.

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Origin of sassy

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1830–1835, Americanism; alteration of saucy

OTHER WORDS FROM sassy

sas·si·ness, nounsas·si·ly, adverb

Definition for sassy (2 of 2)

sassy2
[ sas-ee ]
/ ˈsæs i /

noun

Origin of sassy

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First recorded in 1855–60; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for sassy (1 of 2)

sassy1
/ (ˈsæsɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest

US informal insolent, impertinent

Derived forms of sassy

sassily, adverbsassiness, noun

Word Origin for sassy

C19: variant of saucy

British Dictionary definitions for sassy (2 of 2)

sassy2

sasswood (ˈsæsˌwʊd) or sassy wood

/ (ˈsæsɪ) /

noun

a W African leguminous tree, Erythrophleum guineense, with poisonous bark (sassy bark) and hard strong wood
the bark or wood of this tree or the alkaloid derived from them, which is sometimes used in medicine

Word Origin for sassy

C19: probably from a language of the Kwa family: compare Twi sese plane tree, Ewe sesewu a kind of timber tree
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