saucier

saucier

[saws-yey; French soh-sye]
noun, plural sauciers [saws-yeyz; French soh-sye] . French Cookery.
a chef or cook who specializes in making sauces.

Origin:
1960–65; < French; see sauce, -ier2

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saucy

[saw-see]
adjective, saucier, sauciest.
1.
impertinent; insolent: a saucy remark; a saucy child.
2.
pert; boldly smart: a saucy little hat for Easter.

Origin:
1500–10; sauce + -y1

saucily, adverb
sauciness, noun
oversaucy, adjective


1. rude, impudent, fresh, brazen. 2. jaunty.
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saucy (ˈsɔːsɪ)
 
adj , saucier, sauciest
1.  impertinent
2.  pert; jaunty: a saucy hat
 
'saucily
 
adv
 
'sauciness
 
n

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saucy
1508, "resembling sauce," later "impertinent, cheeky" (1530), from sauce (q.v.). The connecting notion is the fig. sense of "piquancy in words or actions." Cf. sauce malapert "impertinence" (1529), and slang phrase to have eaten sauce "be abusive" (1526). Also cf. salty in same senses.
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