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sass1

[sas] /sæs/
noun, Chiefly New England, Midland, and Southern U.S.
1.
stewed fruit; fruit sauce.
2.
fresh vegetables.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; variant of sauce

sass2

[sas] /sæs/
noun
1.
impudent or disrespectful back talk:
Both parents refuse to take any sass from their kids.
verb (used with object)
2.
to answer back in an impudent manner:
Don't sass your mother.
Origin
1855-60, Americanism; back formation from sassy1
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British Dictionary definitions for sass

sass

/sæs/
noun
1.
insolent or impudent talk or behaviour
verb (intransitive)
2.
to talk or answer back in such a way
Word Origin
C20: back formation from sassy1
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Word Origin and History for sass
n.

"impudence," 1835, back-formation from sassy. The verb is first recorded 1856, from the noun. Related: Sassed; sassing. Sass (n.) as a variant of sauce is attested from 1775.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sass

sass

noun

Impudence; impertinent back talk: if this reporter was going to give her any sass (1835+)

verb

: He kept sassing his mama till she decked him

[fr sauce, ''rude and impudent language or action'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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