\ 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

Other Words from saucy

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

Examples of saucy in a Sentence

irritated his fellow travelers with saucy questions and comments
Recent Examples on the Web Onstage, onscreen and in books, her novels have been recast as slapstick farces, fantasy mash-ups, all-hands-on-deck Bollywood extravaganzas and saucy rom-coms. New York Times, 20 July 2022 Leah McSweeney, the saucy star of Real Housewives of New York and the founder of the streetwear label Married to the Mob, has plenty of experiences getting pierced. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 15 June 2022 This gift set comes with four squeezy bottles for plenty of saucy BBQs. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 22 Apr. 2022 Shortly after the saucy post, Jenner's big sister Kim Kardashian came and picked up her and bestie Hailey Bieber. Breanna Bell,, 15 Apr. 2022 Have a wonderful day, and please keep us in mind when something saucy or surprising develops. Ed Silverman, STAT, 24 Jan. 2022 While this might sound like a saucy kvetch mid strenuous workout, for many in his audience the reference was unmissable. Callahan Tormey, Town & Country, 8 May 2022 The saucy reggaeton single debuted at No. 31 on Hot Latin Songs last week, and also entered the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 28 Mar. 2022 As everyone’s checking their Instagram feeds, waiting for the last few hours of the work week to slip by, Kendall Jenner posted a saucy Instagram of herself hinting at an upcoming Kendall X Kylie collaboration. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 26 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of saucy

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for saucy


\ 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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