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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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sass

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

sass

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

(US inf)
nFrechheit f
vtfrech antworten (+dat)
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References in classic literature ?
"Then what is it that sasses back from the Boulter bush?
Miguel Anaya, dressed in a sexy tattered skirt designed by Liz Prince and displaying a matador's attitude, dances teasingly with the quicksilver Christian Canciani; Odile Reine-Adelaide promenades elegantly while Maya Saffrin sasses up the stage.