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saucy

[saw-see] /ˈsɔ si/
adjective, saucier, sauciest.
1.
impertinent; insolent:
a saucy remark; a saucy child.
2.
pert; boldly smart:
a saucy little hat for Easter.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; sauce + -y1
Related forms
saucily, adverb
sauciness, noun
oversaucy, adjective
Synonyms
1. rude, impudent, fresh, brazen. 2. jaunty.
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British Dictionary definitions for over saucy

saucy

/ˈsɔːsɪ/
adjective saucier, sauciest
1.
impertinent
2.
pert; jaunty: a saucy hat
Derived Forms
saucily, adverb
sauciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for over saucy

saucy

adj.

c.1500, "resembling sauce," later "impertinent, flippantly bold, cheeky" (1520s), from sauce (n.) + -y (2). The connecting notion is the figurative sense of "piquancy in words or actions." Cf. sauce malapert "impertinence" (1520s), and slang phrase to have eaten sauce "be abusive" (1520s). Also cf. salty in same senses.

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