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SAUCY (saucier, sauciest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does saucy mean? 

SAUCY (adjective)
  The adjective SAUCY has 2 senses:

1. characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
2. improperly forward or bold

  Familiarity information: SAUCY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SAUCY (adjective)

Sense 1saucy [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality


impertinent; pert; saucy; irreverent

Context example:

a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner


spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

Sense 2saucy [BACK TO TOP]


Improperly forward or bold


overbold; sassy; impudent; saucy; impertinent; smart; wise; fresh

Context examples:

don't be fresh with me / impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup / an impudent boy given to insulting strangers / Don't get wise with me!


forward (used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty)

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