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

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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 The next step after slipping on a saucy, floral dress by Johanna Ortiz? Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Johanna Ortiz, Aerin Lauder, and Net-a-Porter Celebrate Their Lipstick Launch in the Chicest Possible Way," 8 Nov. 2018 Add coconut puree and enough water to form a saucy gravy, stirring to combine. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018 But much like the dowdy cardigan gone wild, the tame pencil skirt has a saucy side, too. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Why a Saucy Pencil Skirt Is This Fall’s Staple," 21 Sep. 2018 Etsy One of the marvels of the modern day gift market is the way that its journals, magnets, and coffee mugs swing wildly between smiling beneficence and saucy declarations of misanthropy. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "We buy each other gifts with misanthropic slogans to forge a common bond," 9 Nov. 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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