Definition of


  1. (adj, all) improperly forward or bold
    impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    Don't get wise with me!
  2. (adj, all) characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Saucy

Derivations: sauciness

Origin of the word Saucy

  1. 1508, "resembling sauce," later "impertinent, cheeky" (1530), from sauce (q.v.). The connecting notion is the fig. sense of "piquancy in words or actions." Cf. sauce malapert "impertinence" (1529), and slang phrase to have eaten sauce "be abusive" (1526). Also cf. salty in same senses. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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