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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Example sentences
If you're tired of the same old steamed vegetables, it's time to get saucy.
Her column was succinct, sometimes saucy and occasionally witty.
No, it's not that one is wearing a saucy little beret while the other is tucked
  into tiny pair of lederhosen.
Enjoy this saucy mix of burlesque, comedy, and dinner circus.
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