Simple Definition of sauce
: a thick liquid that is eaten with or on food to add flavor to it
: boiled or canned fruit
: rude or impolite language or actions
Full Definition of sauce
1 : a condiment or relish for food; especially : a fluid dressing or topping
2 : something that adds zest or piquancy
3 : stewed fruit eaten with other food or as a dessert
4 : pert or impudent language or actions
5 slang : liquor —used with the
Examples of sauce
She tried several sauces before she found one she liked.
chicken in a cream sauce
Cover the strawberries with the chocolate sauce.
This pizza needs more sauce.
I've had enough of your sauce!
Origin of sauce
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin salsa, feminine of salsus salted, from past participle of sallere to salt, from sal salt — more at salt
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of sauce
1a : to dress with relish or seasoningb : to cover or serve with a sauce
2a archaic : to modify the harsh or unpleasant characteristics ofb : to give zest or piquancy to
3 : to be rude or impudent to
First Known Use of sauce
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