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sassy1

[sas-ee] /ˈsæs i/
adjective, sassier, sassiest. Informal.
1.
impertinent; insolent; saucy:
a sassy reply; a sassy teen.
2.
pert; boldly smart; saucy:
a sassy red handbag.
Origin
1830-1835
1830-1835, Americanism; alteration of saucy
Related forms
sassiness, noun
sassily, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sassily

sassy1

/ˈsæsɪ/
adjective -sier, -siest
1.
(US, informal) insolent, impertinent
Derived Forms
sassily, adverb
sassiness, noun
Word Origin
C19: variant of saucy

sassy2

/ˈsæsɪ/
noun
1.
a W African leguminous tree, Erythrophleum guineense, with poisonous bark (sassy bark) and hard strong wood
2.
the bark or wood of this tree or the alkaloid derived from them, which is sometimes used in medicine
Word Origin
C19: probably from a language of the Kwa family: compare Twi sese plane tree, Ewe sesewu a kind of timber tree
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Word Origin and History for sassily

sassy

adj.

1833, American English, alteration of saucy. Related: Sassily; sassiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sassily

sassy

adjective

Impudent; impertinent; in-your-face (1831+)


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