• (British) IPA: /ˈsɔː.sɪ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈsɔ.si/
    • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈsɑ.si/

saucy (comparative saucier, superlative sauciest)

  1. Similar to sauce; having the consistency or texture of sauce.
  2. Impertinent or disrespectful, often in a manner that is regarded as entertaining or amusing; smart.
    • ~1603, William Shakespeare, Othello, the Moor of Venice, Act I, scene I, line 143:
      If this be known to you, and your allowance/ When we have done you bold and saucy wrongs.
    She is a loud, saucy child who doesn't show a lot of respect to her elders.
  3. Impudently bold; pert.
  4. Sharp; pungent; piquant.
  5. Mildly erotic.
    I enjoyed the dancing, but my wife found it a little too saucy.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: soßenartig
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: osé
  • German: gewagt
  • Russian: непристо́йный

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