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 of sassy from the Web
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Origin and Etymology of sassy
First Known Use: 1833See Words from the same year
Synonymsarch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, cheeky, cocksure, cocky, fresh, impertinent, impudent, insolent, nervy, saucy, wise
Antonymsmeek, mousy (or mousey), retiring, shy, timid
Related Wordsassertive, forward, obtrusive; audacious, defiant, disrespectful; shameless, unabashed, unblushing; bluff, blunt, curt; cute, facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky; lippy, mouthy
Near Antonymsdemure, humble, modest; courteous, genteel, mannerly, polite, proper; deferential, respectful; abashed, ashamed, blushing, embarrassed, shamefaced; gentle, mild; inconspicuous, unobtrusive
SASSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sassy for English Language Learners
: having or showing a rude lack of respect
: very stylish
: confident and energetic
SASSY Defined for Kids
Definition of sassy for Students
- sassy children
- a sassy answer
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