saucebox

[ saws-boks ]
/ ˈsɔsˌbɒks /

noun Informal: Older Use.

a saucy person.

QUIZZES

FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
bailiwick

Origin of saucebox

First recorded in 1580–90; sauce + box1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for saucebox

  • I had your letter this night, as told you just and no more in my last; for this must be taken up in answering yours, saucebox.

    The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift

British Dictionary definitions for saucebox

saucebox
/ (ˈsɔːsˌbɒks) /

noun

informal a saucy person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012