impertinent; insolent: a saucy remark; a saucy child.
pert; boldly smart: a saucy little hat for Easter.
- sau·ci·ly, adverb
- sau·ci·ness, noun
- o·ver·sau·cy, adjective
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How to use saucy in a sentence
Add the water and cook, mashing the beans a bit with a wooden spoon, until most of the water has evaporated or been absorbed but the mixture remains a bit saucy, 3 to 4 minutes.Chili-tinged sweet potatoes are loaded in all the right ways - flavor, nutrition and satisfaction | Ellie Krieger | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The always fun Jasmine Guillory serves up another saucy tale.The best books to beat this year’s special brand of Valentine’s Day blues | Zibby Owens | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
“Bridgerton,” Netflix’s saucy new Shondaland period drama, is a fun and popular escape — one that you might binge your way through in a few days or even hours.Finished ‘Bridgerton’? Here are 13 other period dramas to binge next. | Bethonie Butler | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
This Instant Pot beef stew is rich, hearty and ready in 45 minutesInstant Pot spaghetti delivers a saucy dose of nostalgia, with little hands-on effortInstant Pot delivers the silkiest bread pudding we’ve ever tried | Jessie Sheehan | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
One little package will dress up five home-cooked meals, so you can count on a month of flavor with just one round of saucy packets.
And she was appropriately saucy, especially when thanking her co-star Sally Hawkins.The SAG Awards Best Speeches…And What They Mean for Oscar | Kevin Fallon | January 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was saucy the next, moving her head up and down, making "eyes" at Robert and making "mouths" at Beaudelet.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Sues saucy, self-congratulatory toss of the head 14 stung her so that she could have cried out.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
But I could not have such saucy lambs about the house any longer: so they were driven to the meadow with the rest of the flock.
Synaptic cells summed and integrated, cancelled and compared and with saucy assurance sent the findings on toward Cumulative.We're Friends, Now | Henry Hasse
Then our captain—wild, saucy Peg Sickle—bounded up with the cry, 'Crown the captain!'A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral | John Dunloe Carteret
British Dictionary definitions for saucy
pert; jaunty: a saucy hat
- saucily, adverb
- sauciness, noun
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