saucy

adjective
\ ˈsȯ-sē How to pronounce saucy (audio) , ˈsa-\
saucier; sauciest

Definition of saucy

1 : served with or having the consistency of sauce
2a : impertinently bold and impudent
b : amusingly forward and flippant : irrepressible
3 : smart, trim a saucy little hat

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Other Words from saucy

saucily \ ˈsȯ-​sə-​lē How to pronounce saucily (audio) , ˈsa-​ \ adverb
sauciness \ ˈsȯ-​sē-​nəs How to pronounce sauciness (audio) , ˈsa-​ \ noun

Examples of saucy in a Sentence

irritated his fellow travelers with saucy questions and comments

Recent Examples on the Web

Bread that’s too flimsy — like your standard supermarket hamburger bun — won’t stand up to the saucy filling. Simran Singh, The Mercury News, "Quick Cook: Sensational Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches," 29 June 2019 Then Elodie spills her saucy lunch all over Brady for being an aggressive jerk and changes Tabitha’s mind. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Trinkets Recap," 15 June 2019 Jared Leto was undoubtedly committed to recreating a Gucci runway moment for the Met Gala, and things got a little saucy on Twitter. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Memes and Twitter Reactions From the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 Well, Bieber’s dress ventured into far saucier territory. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Hailey Bieber Transforms the Red Carpet Thong Into a Classic Accessory," 6 May 2019 Both agree that cherry tomatoes don't break down and get saucy enough. Rochelle Bilow, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Fresh, Homemade Salsa & Common Mistakes to Avoid," 22 May 2018 The walls were hung with drawings by Fragonard and paintings by Boucher, whose romantic and faintly saucy works were all the rage in turn-of-the-century Paris. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Tours the Best of the Côte d’Azur’s Historical Homes," 1 June 2018 Grande interpolates the melody in her verses with a saucy attitude. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The True Story Behind Ariana Grande's New Hit, "7 Rings"," 18 Jan. 2019 Not only will the flavors mingle together better, the salt will draw out the moisture from the tomatoes, taking it from chopped slaw to a seasoned, perfectly saucy situation. Rochelle Bilow, Bon Appetit, "How to Make Fresh, Homemade Salsa & Common Mistakes to Avoid," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of saucy

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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saucy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of saucy

somewhat old-fashioned : rude usually in a lively and playful way
: served with a sauce

saucy

adjective
\ ˈsȯ-sē How to pronounce saucy (audio) \
saucier; sauciest

Kids Definition of saucy

1 : being rude and disrespectful : sassy a saucy manner
2 : stylish in dress or appearance a saucy hat

Other Words from saucy

saucily \ -​ə-​lē \ adverb

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