A salty pragmatism runs throughout, and only a modicum of introspection is encouraged.
The Romanian version is ciorba de burta, a salty dish of root vegetables.
Orner speaks with the salty twang of her native Melbourne, Australia.
The flavors beguile the palate, at once salty and sweet, light and rich, savory and refreshing.
This smart, salty, often very funny, and occasionally heartbreaking story has no dull pages.
Would they discover any kind of wild animal there, licking the salty rock; or were they fated to be disappointed?
The salty spray increased to a gentle rain, buffeting her cheeks.
Suddenly he seizes the sail and tears it down furiously, admitting the salty wind.
It was salty water, but it was welcome to both man and beast.
Then they are placed in weak brine, and afterward in stronger, until they have the salty taste which we like so much.
mid-15c., "tasting of salt, impregnated with salt," from salt (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "racy" is from 1866, from salt in the sense of "that which gives life or pungency" (1570s, originally of words or wit). Meaning "racy, sexy" is from 1866. U.S. slang sense of "angry, irritated" is first attested 1938 (probably from similar use with regard to sailors, "tough, aggressive," attested by 1920), especially in phrase jump salty "to unexpectedly become enraged." Related: Saltily.