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saucy

[ saw-see ]
/ ˈsɔ si /
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adjective, sau·ci·er, sau·ci·est.

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

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Origin of saucy

First recorded in 1500–10; sauce + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM saucy

sau·ci·ly, adverbsau·ci·ness, nouno·ver·sau·cy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for saucy

saucy
/ (ˈsɔːsɪ) /

adjective saucier or sauciest

impertinent
pert; jauntya saucy hat

Derived forms of saucy

saucily, adverbsauciness, noun
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