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sassy

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adjective \ˈsa-sē\

Simple Definition of sassy

  • : having or showing a rude lack of respect

  • : very stylish

  • : confident and energetic

Full Definition of sassy

sass·i·ersass·i·est

  1. 1 :  impudent 2

  2. 2 :  vigorous, lively

  3. 3 :  distinctively smart and stylish

Examples of sassy

  1. Director J. J. Abrams has put the pop back in summer popcorn movies. His Star Trek, an exciting and sassy revamp of the classic sci-fi TV show and film series, is a blast in every sense of the word. —Leah Rozen, People, 18 May 2009

  2. Tamara, a youngish assistant district attorney who was wearing heels, Levi's, and a sassy blazer, was placing a tablecloth and vase with pink flowers on a table bearing a pink Sweet Sixteen banner and three pink-frosted Sams Club birthday cakes inscribed with “bring,” “them,” and “home” in black cursive icing. —Samantha M. Shapiro, Mother Jones, March/April 2007

  3. You might be in London, but the scene—from the counter stools and padded booths to the sassy waitresses and overhead TVs—is pure southern honky-tonk. —Gourmet, March 2005

  4. She bought some sassy high heels.

  5. <sassy kids shouting, Out of our way, you old geezer!>



Origin of sassy

alteration of saucy


First Known Use: 1833



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