Definition of


  1. (noun, food) flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
  2. (verb, change) add zest or flavor to, make more interesting
  3. (verb, contact) dress (food) with a relish
  4. (verb, social) behave saucily or impudently towards

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Origin of the word Sauce

  1. 1350, from O.Fr. sauce, sausse, from noun use of L. salsa, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of salsus "salted," from pp. of Old L. sallere "to salt," from sal (gen. salis) "salt" (see salt). Meaning "something which adds piquancy to words or actions" is recorded from c.1500; sense of "impertinence" first recorded 1835 (see saucy, and cf. … more

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