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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]

Meaning:

Characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

Synonyms:

impertinent; pert; saucy; irreverent

Context example:

a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner

Similar:

spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)


Sense 2saucy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Improperly forward or bold

Synonyms:

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!

Similar:

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


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