saucy

[saw-see]

adjective, sau·ci·er, sau·ci·est.

impertinent; insolent: a saucy remark; a saucy child.
pert; boldly smart: a saucy little hat for Easter.

Nearby words

  1. saucerization,
  2. sauch,
  3. saucier,
  4. saucily,
  5. sauciness,
  6. saud,
  7. saud, ibn,
  8. saudade,
  9. saudi,
  10. saudi arabia

Origin of saucy

First recorded in 1500–10; sauce + -y1

Related formssau·ci·ly, adverbsau·ci·ness, nouno·ver·sau·cy, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for saucily

saucy

adjective saucier or sauciest

impertinent
pert; jauntya saucy hat
Derived Formssaucily, adverbsauciness, noun

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