sassy

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Etymology

sass +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sassy (comparative sassier, superlative sassiest)

  1. Impudent.
    • 2007, John Wood Sweet, Bodies Politic (page 303)
      Many other jokes featured sassy servants besting their masters by playing dumb and taking instructions overly literally — another trope common in English servant jokes.
  2. Bold and spirited; cheeky.
  3. Somewhat sexy and provocative.
  4. Vigorous.
  5. Lively.
    • 2012, Jeff Koehler, Morocco: A Culinary Journey (page 10)
      Olives and preserved lemons add sassy tartness to salads, chicken tagines, and fish dishes []

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