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Impudently bold in speech or manner; saucy.
An impudent, saucy person.
[Middle English, from Old French : mal-, mal- + apert, clever, alteration (influenced by apert, clever, saucy; see pert) of Latin expertus; see expert.]
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saucy or impudent
a saucy or impudent person
[C15: from Old French: unskilful (see mal-, expert); meaning in English influenced by apert frank, from Latin apertus open]
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Rude and disrespectful:
assuming, assumptive, audacious, bold, boldfaced, brash, brazen, cheeky, contumelious, familiar, forward, impertinent, impudent, insolent, nervy, overconfident, pert, presuming, presumptuous, pushy, sassy, saucy, smart.
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