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Impertinent, disrespectful speech; back talk.
tr.v. sassed, sass·ing, sass·es
To talk impudently to.
[Back-formation from sassy.]
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insolent or impudent talk or behaviour
to talk or answer back in such a way
[C20: back formation from sassy1]
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1. impudent or disrespectful back talk.v.t.
2. to answer back in an impudent manner.
[1855–60, Amer.; back formation from sassy]
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Past participle: sassed
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|Noun||1.||sass - an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"|
|Verb||1.||sass - answer back in an impudent or insolent manner; "don't sass me!"; "The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning";|
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