saucy

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From sauce +‎ -y.

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saucy (comparative saucier, superlative sauciest)

  1. Similar to sauce; having the consistency or texture of sauce.
  2. Impertinent or disrespectful, often in a way 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; piquant.
  4. Mildly erotic.
    My wife and I enjoyed the dancing, but she found it a little too saucy.

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