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sauced

[sawst] /sɔst/
adjective, Slang.
1.
intoxicated; drunk.
Origin of sauced
probably blend of soused and sauce (in sense “liquor”)
Related forms
unsauced, adjective

sauce

[saws] /sɔs/
noun
1.
any preparation, usually liquid or semiliquid, eaten as a gravy or as a relish accompanying food.
2.
stewed fruit, often puréed and served as an accompaniment to meat, dessert, or other food:
cranberry sauce.
3.
something that adds piquance or zest.
4.
Informal. impertinence; sauciness.
5.
Slang. hard liquor (usually preceded by the):
He's on the sauce again.
6.
Archaic. garden vegetables eaten with meat.
verb (used with object), sauced, saucing.
7.
to dress or prepare with sauce; season:
meat well sauced.
8.
to make a sauce of:
Tomatoes must be sauced while ripe.
9.
to give piquance or zest to.
10.
to make agreeable or less harsh.
11.
Informal. to speak impertinently or saucily to.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin salsa, noun use of feminine of Latin salsus salted, past participle of sallere to salt, derivative of sāl salt1
Related forms
sauceless, adjective
oversauce, verb (used with object), oversauced, oversaucing.
Can be confused
sauce, source.
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Examples from the Web for sauced
Historical Examples
  • Sadie, having "sauced" her landlady, found it wise to change her quarters.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • You get no common beef at clubs; there is a manzy of different things all sauced up to be unlike themsels.

    Margaret Ogilvy J. M. Barrie
  • He is told to be cautious, and we catch him writing a letter to you, and we foil the attempt, and get sauced at for our pains.

    Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 3 of 3) Frederick William Robinson
  • It was sauced with a savage appetite purchased by hard riding the day before, and refreshing sleep in a pure atmosphere.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Know that capons or chickens be arrayed after one sauce; the chickens shall be sauced with green sauce or veriuyce.

  • Let gentle admonicion be oure rodde, and sometyme chydyng also, but sauced wyth mekenes, not bitternes.

    The Education of Children Desiderius Erasmus
  • In taking the money the clerk had sauced him and he had retaliated to the best of his ability.

British Dictionary definitions for sauced

sauce

/sɔːs/
noun
1.
any liquid or semiliquid preparation eaten with food to enhance its flavour
2.
anything that adds piquancy
3.
(US & Canadian) stewed fruit
4.
(US, dialect) vegetables eaten with meat
5.
(informal) impudent language or behaviour
verb (transitive)
6.
to prepare (food) with sauce
7.
to add zest to
8.
to make agreeable or less severe
9.
(informal) to be saucy to
Derived Forms
sauceless, adjective
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin salsus salted, from salīre to sprinkle with salt, from sal salt
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Word Origin and History for sauced

sauce

n.

mid-14c., from Old French sauce, sausse, from Latin salsa "things salted, salt food," noun use of fem. singular or neuter plural of adjective salsus "salted," from past participle of Old Latin sallere "to salt," from sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)).

Meaning "something which adds piquancy to words or actions" is recorded from c.1500; sense of "impertinence" first recorded 1835 (see saucy, and cf. sass). Slang meaning "liquor" first attested 1940.

v.

mid-15c., "to season," from sauce (n.). From 1862 as "to speak impertinently." Related: Sauced; saucing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sauced

sauce

noun

  1. Impudence; impertinence; lip, sass (1835+)
  2. A steroid drug used for body-building; 'roid (mid1980s+)

Related Terms

applesauce

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Idioms and Phrases with sauced

sauce

In addition to the idiom beginning with sauce also see: hit the bottle (sauce)
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