noun \ˈss, usually ˈsas for 4\

: 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

:  a condiment or relish for food; especially :  a fluid dressing or topping
:  something that adds zest or piquancy
:  stewed fruit eaten with other food or as a dessert
:  pert or impudent language or actions
slang :  liquor —used with the

Examples of SAUCE

  1. She tried several sauces before she found one she liked.
  2. chicken in a cream sauce
  3. Cover the strawberries with the chocolate sauce.
  4. This pizza needs more sauce.
  5. 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

Rhymes with SAUCE


transitive verb \ˈss, usually ˈsas for 3\

Definition of SAUCE

a :  to dress with relish or seasoning
b :  to cover or serve with a sauce
a archaic :  to modify the harsh or unpleasant characteristics of
b :  to give zest or piquancy to
:  to be rude or impudent to

First Known Use of SAUCE

15th century


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