saucy


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sauc·y

 (sô′sē)
adj. sauc·i·er, sauc·i·est
1. Impertinent or disrespectful, especially in a playful or lively way: a saucy servant; a saucy smile.
2. Attractive or stylish, especially in being sexually alluring: a saucy dress.
3. Having the consistency of or covered with sauce: saucy meatballs.

sau′ci·ly adv.
sau′ci·ness n.

saucy

(ˈsɔːsɪ)
adj, saucier or sauciest
1. impertinent
2. pert; jaunty: a saucy hat.
ˈsaucily adv
ˈsauciness n

sau•cy

(ˈsɔ si)

adj. -ci•er, -ci•est.
1. impertinent; insolent.
2. pert; jaunty: a saucy little hat.
[1500–10]
sau′ci•ly, adv.
sau′ci•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saucy - characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
2.saucy - improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"
forward - used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

saucy

adjective impudent, cheeky (informal), impertinent, forward, fresh (informal), flip (informal), rude, sassy (U.S. informal), pert, disrespectful, flippant, presumptuous, insolent, lippy (U.S. & Canad. slang), smart-alecky (informal) a saucy joke

saucy

adjective
Translations
hubatýoprsklýšťavnatý
frækvovet
räväkkäsähäkkätomeratopakka
ósvífinn
papuľnatý

saucy

[ˈsɔːsɪ] ADJ (saucier (compar) (sauciest (superl)))
1. (= cheeky) [person] → fresco, descarado
don't be saucy!¡qué fresco!
2. (esp Brit) [joke, humour, postcard, photo] → picante; [clothes] → provocativo

saucy

[ˈsɔːsi] adj (= cheeky) → impertinent(e)

saucy

adj (+er)
(= cheeky)frech; don’t be saucy!sei nicht so frech!
(= suggestive) joke, humouranzüglich, schlüpfrig; picture, clothesgewagt, aufreizend; with her hat at a saucy anglemit frech or keck aufgesetztem Hut

saucy

[ˈsɔːsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (impertinent) → sfacciato/a, impertinente; (look) → provocante

sauce

(soːs) noun
a usually thick liquid that is poured over other food in order to add moisture and flavour. tomato sauce; an expert at making sauces.
ˈsaucy adjective
slightly rude. a saucy remark.
ˈsaucily adverb
ˈsauciness noun
ˈsaucepan (-pən) , ((American) -pan) noun
a deep pan usually with a long handle for boiling or stewing food.
References in classic literature ?
His fishing-boat was called The Saucy Sally--a cutter-rigged sloop.
Ay," quoth Little John, "had I but mine own good staff here, it would pleasure me hugely to crack thy knave's pate, thou saucy braggart
Again, a young girl, more bold and saucy than was fitting, brushed the priest's black robe, singing in his face the sardonic ditty, "niche, niche, the devil is caught.
you are below my anger; and it is beneath me to give ill words to such an audacious saucy trollop; but, hussy, I must tell you, your breeding shows the meanness of your birth as well as of your education; and both very properly qualify you to be the mean serving-woman of a country girl.
Not while I have a stout stick to thwack your saucy bones
That's the Saucy Jane," Job Rowsell indicated, stretching out a forefinger.
His peevish reproofs wakened in her a naughty delight to provoke him: she was never so happy as when we were all scolding her at once, and she defying us with her bold, saucy look, and her ready words; turning Joseph's religious curses into ridicule, baiting me, and doing just what her father hated most - showing how her pretended insolence, which he thought real, had more power over Heathcliff than his kindness: how the boy would do HER bidding in anything, and HIS only when it suited his own inclination.
Natasha again cried boldly, with saucy gaiety, confident that her prank would be taken in good part.
It was one member who said to him that Saucy Sarah would win the Derby and another who said that Saucy Sarah had no chance, but it was William who agreed with both.
Pshaw, I must be writing to those dear saucy brats every night, whether I will or no, let me have what business I will, or come home ever so late, or be ever so sleepy; but an old saying and a true one,
The mistress of the house was moved with compassion, and inclined to have let me go, and had almost persuaded her husband to it also, but the saucy wenches were run, even before they were sent, and had fetched a constable, and then the master said he could not go back, I must go before a justice, and answered his wife that he might come into trouble himself if he should let me go.
Jo had grown quite her own saucy self again since Teddy came home.