Definition of Saucy

1. Adjective. Characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality. "A certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"

Exact synonyms: Impertinent, Irreverent, Pert
Similar to: Spirited
Derivative terms: Impertinence, Pertness, Pertness

2. Adjective. Improperly forward or bold. "Don't get wise with me!"

Definition of Saucy

1. a. Showing impertinent boldness or pertness; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt; impudent; insolent; as, a saucy fellow.

Definition of Saucy

1. Adjective. Similar to sauce; having the consistency or texture of sauce. ¹

2. Adjective. Impertinent or disrespectful, often in a way that is regarded as entertaining or amusing; smart. ¹

3. Adjective. Impudently bold; pert; piquant. ¹

4. Adjective. Mildly erotic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saucy

1. impudent [adj SAUCIER, SAUCIEST] : SAUCILY [adv] - See also: impudent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saucy

saucers
saucersful
sauces
sauch
sauchs
saucier
sauciers
sauciest
saucily
sauciness
saucinesses
saucing
saucisse
saucisses
sauconite
sauerbraten
sauerbratens
sauerkraut
sauerkraut soup
sauerkraut soups
sauerkrauts
sauf
saufgard
saufgards
saufly
sauger
saugers
saugh
saughs

Literary usage of Saucy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"The " saucy Jack," of Charleston, passed through several severe combats, in one of which she was even worse mauled than the "Comet" in the instance just ..."

2. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"Begone, you saucy fellow." The noble Captain oft would cry, " My love, my soul, and jewel ! Now, mind you meet me by and by. ..."

3. The Algonquin Legends of New England: Or, Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac by Charles Godfrey Leland (1884)
"Long time ago the Rattlesnakes were saucy Indians. They were very saucy. They had too much face. They could not be put down by much, and they got up for ..."

4. British Synonymy by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"YOU are a saucy fellow," fays dying Catherine in ... and is likely enough to be called saucy, though naturally unwilling to be fo. ..."

5. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"To be saucy. _ "Tom roust cheek him well," ie confront him with fearless impudence ; face him out. ..."

6. The Nursery by Fanny P Seaverns, John L. Shorey (Firm (1870)
"A saucy SOT. mother and brothers and sisters all swimming away from him. ... A saucy BOY. A saucy boy Had got no toy, And didn't know what to do; ..."

7. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"and Fluency of Speech, & a thorough Master of his trade, tho' at the same time very impudent and saucy, yet he was a rascal, & could not at the end of ..."

8. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"The " saucy Jack," of Charleston, passed through several severe combats, in one of which she was even worse mauled than the "Comet" in the instance just ..."

9. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"Begone, you saucy fellow." The noble Captain oft would cry, " My love, my soul, and jewel ! Now, mind you meet me by and by. ..."

10. The Algonquin Legends of New England: Or, Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac by Charles Godfrey Leland (1884)
"Long time ago the Rattlesnakes were saucy Indians. They were very saucy. They had too much face. They could not be put down by much, and they got up for ..."

11. British Synonymy by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"YOU are a saucy fellow," fays dying Catherine in ... and is likely enough to be called saucy, though naturally unwilling to be fo. ..."

12. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"To be saucy. _ "Tom roust cheek him well," ie confront him with fearless impudence ; face him out. ..."

13. The Nursery by Fanny P Seaverns, John L. Shorey (Firm (1870)
"A saucy SOT. mother and brothers and sisters all swimming away from him. ... A saucy BOY. A saucy boy Had got no toy, And didn't know what to do; ..."

14. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"and Fluency of Speech, & a thorough Master of his trade, tho' at the same time very impudent and saucy, yet he was a rascal, & could not at the end of ..."

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