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Definition of "saucy" [sau•cy]

  • Impertinent or disrespectful. (adjective)
  • Impertinent in an entertaining way; impossible to repress or control. (adjective)
  • Piquant; pert: a saucy red bow tie. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "saucy" in a sentence
  • "IV. iv.23 (III,6) [When saucy trusting of the cozen'd thoughts Defiles the pitchy night!] [W: When Fancy,] This conjecture is truly ingenious, but, I believe, the author of it will himself think it unnecessary, when he recollects that _saucy_ may very properly signify"
  • "Beatrice trots ahead of the pair of lovers, her long braid swinging in saucy rhythm with the horse's mane, as uninterested as her steed in their conversation."
  • "Is she being "saucy" -- to use one of her favorite words -- by design, perhaps to keep life on the campaign trail from becoming too onerous?"