- intoxicated; drunk.
Origin of sauced
- any preparation, usually liquid or semiliquid, eaten as a gravy or as a relish accompanying food.
- stewed fruit, often puréed and served as an accompaniment to meat, dessert, or other food: cranberry sauce.
- something that adds piquance or zest.
- Informal. impertinence; sauciness.
- Slang. hard liquor (usually preceded by the): He's on the sauce again.
- Archaic. garden vegetables eaten with meat.
- to dress or prepare with sauce; season: meat well sauced.
- to make a sauce of: Tomatoes must be sauced while ripe.
- to give piquance or zest to.
- to make agreeable or less harsh.
- Informal. to speak impertinently or saucily to.
Origin of sauce
Examples from the Web for sauced
Sadie, having "sauced" her landlady, found it wise to change her quarters.Winnie Childs
C. N. Williamson
You get no common beef at clubs; there is a manzy of different things all sauced up to be unlike themsels.Margaret Ogilvy
J. M. Barrie
It was sauced with a savage appetite purchased by hard riding the day before, and refreshing sleep in a pure atmosphere.The Innocents Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In taking the money the clerk had sauced him and he had retaliated to the best of his ability.The Mystery of the Clasped Hands
Know that capons or chickens be arrayed after one sauce; the chickens shall be sauced with green sauce or veriuyce.The accomplisht cook
- any liquid or semiliquid preparation eaten with food to enhance its flavour
- anything that adds piquancy
- US and Canadian stewed fruit
- US dialect vegetables eaten with meat
- informal impudent language or behaviour
- to prepare (food) with sauce
- to add zest to
- to make agreeable or less severe
- informal to be saucy to
Word Origin and History for sauced
mid-14c., from Old French sauce, sausse, from Latin salsa "things salted, salt food," noun use of fem. singular or neuter plural of adjective salsus "salted," from past participle of Old Latin sallere "to salt," from sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)).
mid-15c., "to season," from sauce (n.). From 1862 as "to speak impertinently." Related: Sauced; saucing.
Idioms and Phrases with sauced
In addition to the idiom beginning with sauce
- sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, what's
- hit the bottle (sauce)