adjective \ˈsa-sē\

: having or showing a rude lack of respect

: very stylish

: confident and energetic


Full Definition of SASSY

:  impudent 2
:  distinctively smart and stylish

Examples of SASSY

  1. She bought some sassy high heels.
  2. <sassy kids shouting, Out of our way, you old geezer!>
  3. 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

Origin of SASSY

alteration of saucy
First Known Use: 1833
SASSIEST Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈsa-sē\

Definition of SASSY for Kids

:  having or showing a rude lack of respect <sassy children> <a sassy answer>


Next Word in the Dictionary: Sastean (noun)Previous Word in the Dictionary: sasswoodAll Words Near: sassy
June 30, 2015
disinformation Hear it
false information deliberately spread
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears