\ ˈsa-sē How to pronounce sassy (audio) \
sassier; sassiest

Definition of sassy

3 : distinctively smart and stylish

Examples of sassy in a Sentence

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 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 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 She bought some sassy high heels. sassy kids shouting, “Out of our way, you old geezer!”
Recent Examples on the Web This two-piece is a sassy, geometric take on your regular 'ol checked print. Hannah Oh And Ann Wang, Seventeen, 5 July 2022 Adroitly blending snarky lyrics and a sassy guitar riff, the quartet – led by the infinitely captivating Damiano David – defines emergent stardom. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 8 June 2022 Priah Ferguson, who plays the sassy Erica Sinclair, said that the horror elements that make Vecna so terrifying go beyond the typical jumpscare cliché. Antonio Ferme, Variety, 15 May 2022 The Puerto Rican singer is portrayed as a sassy Mexican who loves tacos, burritos, and Ben Affleck. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 2 Feb. 2022 Leading the cast as the Witch, whose spell impacts all of the other characters, is New Village’s new managing director Rae Henderson-Gray, who gives a very funny and gender-fluid twist to the role that’s fun, sassy and entertaining. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Mar. 2022 Doja has nailed not only the authenticity in a digital space, but also music that feels as fun and sassy as today’s music listeners are. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 8 Feb. 2022 Created by British bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana, the cocktail program is a sassy take on classics: Manhattans, Sazeracs and even a Jell-O Fruit Basket of shooters. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 8 Mar. 2022 The Vegas Vixens were standouts, and the Observer bestowed a Mellow MoonPie Award upon the sassy sisters of New York, each dressed as the Statue of Liberty and carrying a torch. The Masked Observer, al, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sassy

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sassy

alteration of saucy

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\ ˈsa-sē How to pronounce sassy (audio) \
sassier; sassiest

Kids Definition of sassy

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

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