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 ?
I wish I could, and be done with it," said I, trying not to be saucy.
I was saucy and impertinent to him, Leo, like you are with people sometimes, and I wish somebody had made me behave.
She was saucy the next, moving her head up and down, making "eyes" at Robert and making "mouths" at Beaudelet.
if you are friends to the king and have business with the army, your way would be to follow the river down to Edward, and lay the matter before Webb, who tarries there, instead of pushing into the defiles, and driving this saucy Frenchman back across Champlain, into his den again.
I know he's always a saucy creature," said Rosa, poising herself on one of her little feet, and looking maliciously at Adolph.
Aladdin's friendship to Huldah: Huldah so bright, saucy, and pretty; so gay and ready, and such good company
Think she must of the possible difference to the poor little boy; and yet she only gave herself a saucy conscious smile about it, and found amusement in detecting the real cause of that violent dislike of Mr.
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.
His fishing-boat was called The Saucy Sally--a cutter-rigged sloop.
Thou art a saucy groom,'' said the robber, ``but of that anon.
But do let us get by, my dear count," continues the brat, with a saucy curtsey.
Don Quixote was about to reply, but was prevented by the duke and duchess, who came in to see him, and with them there followed a long and delightful conversation, in the course of which Sancho said so many droll and saucy things that he left the duke and duchess wondering not only at his simplicity but at his sharpness.