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sass

 (săs) Informal
n.
Impertinent, disrespectful speech; back talk.
tr.v. sassed, sass·ing, sass·es
To talk impudently to.

[Back-formation from sassy.]

sass

(sæs)
n
insolent or impudent talk or behaviour
vb (intr)
to talk or answer back in such a way
[C20: back formation from sassy1]

sass

(sæs)

n. Informal.
1. impudent or disrespectful back talk.
v.t.
2. to answer back in an impudent manner.
[1855–60, Amer.; back formation from sassy]

sass


Past participle: sassed
Gerund: sassing

Imperative
sass
sass
Present
I sass
you sass
he/she/it sasses
we sass
you sass
they sass
Preterite
I sassed
you sassed
he/she/it sassed
we sassed
you sassed
they sassed
Present Continuous
I am sassing
you are sassing
he/she/it is sassing
we are sassing
you are sassing
they are sassing
Present Perfect
I have sassed
you have sassed
he/she/it has sassed
we have sassed
you have sassed
they have sassed
Past Continuous
I was sassing
you were sassing
he/she/it was sassing
we were sassing
you were sassing
they were sassing
Past Perfect
I had sassed
you had sassed
he/she/it had sassed
we had sassed
you had sassed
they had sassed
Future
I will sass
you will sass
he/she/it will sass
we will sass
you will sass
they will sass
Future Perfect
I will have sassed
you will have sassed
he/she/it will have sassed
we will have sassed
you will have sassed
they will have sassed
Future Continuous
I will be sassing
you will be sassing
he/she/it will be sassing
we will be sassing
you will be sassing
they will be sassing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sassing
you have been sassing
he/she/it has been sassing
we have been sassing
you have been sassing
they have been sassing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sassing
you will have been sassing
he/she/it will have been sassing
we will have been sassing
you will have been sassing
they will have been sassing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sassing
you had been sassing
he/she/it had been sassing
we had been sassing
you had been sassing
they had been sassing
Conditional
I would sass
you would sass
he/she/it would sass
we would sass
you would sass
they would sass
Past Conditional
I would have sassed
you would have sassed
he/she/it would have sassed
we would have sassed
you would have sassed
they would have sassed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sass - an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"
comeback, rejoinder, retort, riposte, replication, counter, return - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
Verb1.sass - answer back in an impudent or insolent manner; "don't sass me!"; "The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning";
answer, reply, respond - react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

sass

verb
Informal. To utter an impertinent rejoinder:
Informal: sauce.
Idiom: give someone lip.
Translations

sass

[sæs] (US)
A. Nréplicas fpl, descoco m
B. VT to sass sbreplicar a algn

sass

(US inf)
nFrechheit f
vtfrech antworten (+dat)
References in classic literature ?
"Looky here -- mind how you talk to me; I'm a- standing about all I can stand now -- so don't gimme no sass. I've been in town two days, and I hain't heard nothing but about you bein' rich.
They say "Go up, baldhead" to the prophet going his unoffending way in the gray of antiquity; they sass me in the holy gloom of the Middle Ages; and I had seen them act the same way in Buchanan's administration; I remember, because I was there and helped.
"Say -- if you give me much more of your sass I'll take and bounce a rock off'n your head."
When any of the men tried to sass us we told them they'd tried for two years to build a church and it was our turn now.
"Then what is it that sasses back from the Boulter bush?
Charlie Sloane's name was written up with Em White's on the porch wall and Em White was AWFUL MAD about it; Sam Boulter had "sassed" Mr.
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