adjective, sau·ci·er, sau·ci·est.
Origin of saucy
Examples from the Web for saucy
The animated video clip accompanying the leak of “Gentleman” hints that some saucy booty shaking will be involved.‘Gentleman’: Is ‘Psy’s ‘Gangnam’ Follow-Up Any Good?|Kevin Fallon|April 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The saucy and self-possessed singer had kicked her cocaine drug habit and hired a new manager, Lupe De Leon.Etta James’s Son Donto Says Addiction Was Part of Famed Singer’s Life|Christine Pelisek|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The now-former CIA director and his alleged mistress, Paula Broadwell, often wrote each other saucy email messages.Rules David Petraeus Broke: Seven Tips for a Top-Secret Affair|Lizzie Crocker|November 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The woman is a force of nature: tough, spirited, saucy, straight-talking, fierce.Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention Speech: What She Needs to Do|Michelle Cottle|September 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
TMZ, which originally acquired the saucy snaps, says today in a blog entry that, "Harry's people dropped the ball.""Harry's Security Team Acted Like A Bunch of Amateurs"|Tom Sykes|August 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"Then you do risk doing what she tells you not to," said Floretta, with a saucy laugh.Dorothy Dainty at the Mountains|Amy Brooks
His pictures are like saucy street ditties sung to a barrel-organ.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)|Richard Muther
"But we have had no chance to refuse," said saucy Miss Mifflin, raising her coquettish eyes.A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia|Amanda Minnie Douglas
"Stop me if you can," she called back over her shoulder, her face alight and saucy.The Rustlers of Pecos County|Zane Grey
It was very rude and saucy in Tom, but street-corners and saloon-steps soon teach a boy to be that.Maybee's Stepping Stones|Archie Fell
adjective saucier or sauciest
c.1500, "resembling sauce," later "impertinent, flippantly bold, cheeky" (1520s), from sauce (n.) + -y (2). The connecting notion is the figurative sense of "piquancy in words or actions." Cf. sauce malapert "impertinence" (1520s), and slang phrase to have eaten sauce "be abusive" (1520s). Also cf. salty in same senses.