saucy

play
adjective \ˈsȯ-sē, ˈsa-\

Definition of saucy

saucier

sauciest

  1. 1 :  served with or having the consistency of sauce

  2. 2a :  impertinently bold and impudentb :  amusingly forward and flippant :  irrepressible

  3. 3 :  smart, trim <a saucy little hat>

saucily

play \-sə-lē\ adverb

sauciness

play \-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of saucy in a sentence

  1. <irritated his fellow travelers with saucy questions and comments>

1508

First Known Use of saucy

1508


SAUCY Defined for English Language Learners

saucy

play
adjective \ˈsȯ-sē, ˈsa-\

Definition of saucy for English Language Learners

  • : rude usually in a lively and playful way

  • : served with a sauce


SAUCY Defined for Kids

saucy

play
adjective \ˈsȯ-sē\

Definition of saucy for Students

saucier

sauciest

  1. 1 :  being rude and disrespectful :  sassy <a saucy manner>

  2. 2 :  stylish in dress or appearance <a saucy hat>

saucily

\-ə-lē\ adverb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up saucy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ