sass

sass

1 [sas]
noun Chiefly New England, Midland, and Southern U.S.
1.
stewed fruit; fruit sauce.
2.
fresh vegetables.

Origin:
1765–75; variant of sauce

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sass

2 [sas] Informal.
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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sass (sæs)
 
n
1.  insolent or impudent talk or behaviour
 
vb
2.  to talk or answer back in such a way
 
[C20: back formation from sassy1]

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