un salty

salty

[sawl-tee]
adjective, saltier, saltiest.
1.
tasting of or containing salt; saline.
2.
piquant; sharp; witty.
3.
racy or coarse: salty humor.
4.
of the sea, sailing, or life at sea.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see salt1, -y1

saltily, adverb
saltiness, noun
oversalty, adjective
unsalty, adjective
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salty (ˈsɔːltɪ)
 
adj , saltier, saltiest
1.  of, tasting of, or containing salt
2.  (esp of humour) sharp; piquant
3.  relating to life at sea
 
'saltily
 
adv
 
'saltiness
 
n

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salty
c.1440, "tasting of salt, impregnated with salt," from salt. Meaning "racy" is from 1866, from salt in the sense of "that which gives life or pungency" (1573, originally of words or wit). U.S. slang sense of "angry, irritated" is first attested 1938, especially in phrase jump
salty "to unexpectedly become enraged."
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salty definition


  1. n.
    expensive; [of a price] falsely bid up. : That price is a little salty. Is that the best you can do?
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