sassy

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adjective \ˈsa-sē\

Definition of sassy

sassier

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sassiest

  1. 1 :  impudent 2

  2. 2 :  vigorous, lively

  3. 3 :  distinctively smart and stylish

Examples of sassy in a Sentence

  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!

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Origin and Etymology of sassy

alteration of saucy


First Known Use: 1833


SASSY Defined for English Language Learners

sassy

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adjective

Definition of sassy for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing a rude lack of respect

  • : very stylish

  • : confident and energetic


SASSY Defined for Kids

sassy

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adjective \ˈsa-sē\

Definition of sassy for Students

sassier

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sassiest

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



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