saucebox

[ saws-boks ]
/ ˈsɔsˌbɒks /

noun Informal: Older Use.

a saucy person.

Nearby words

  1. sauce boat,
  2. sauce espagnole,
  3. sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, what's,
  4. sauce suprême,
  5. sauceboat,
  6. sauced,
  7. saucepan,
  8. saucepot,
  9. saucer,
  10. saucer dome

Origin of saucebox

First recorded in 1580–90; sauce + box1

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Examples 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
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Word Origin and History for saucebox

saucebox

n.

"one addicted to making saucy remarks," 1580s, from sauce (n.) + box (n.1).

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