- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsasi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsæsi/
- Rhymes: -æsi
- Hyphenation: sas‧sy
- Bold and spirited, cheeky, impudent, saucy. [from 1833]
2006, John Wood Sweet, Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730–1830, Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN 978-0-8122-1978-4, page 303:
- Jokes about blacks were more closely drawn from English jokes mocking servants and Irish people […] Many other jokes featured sassy servants besting their masters by playing dumb and taking instructions overly literally—another trope common in English servant jokes.
- Somewhat sexy and provocative.
- Lively, vigorous.
2012, Jeff Koehler, Morocco: A Culinary Journey with Recipes from the Spice-scented Markets of Marrakech to the Date-filled Oasis of Zagora, San Francisco, Calif.: Chronicle Books, ISBN 978-0-8118-7738-1, page 10:
- Olives and preserved lemons add sassy tartness to salads, chicken tagines, and fish dishes […]
bold and spirited, cheeky, impudent, saucy