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- sawcy (obsolete)
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɔː.sɪ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsɔ.si/
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- Rhymes: -ɔːsi
- Rhymes: -ɒsi
- Similar to sauce; having the consistency or texture of sauce.
- Bring the tomatoes to a boil and then simmer until they reach a saucy consistency.
- Impertinent or disrespectful, often in a manner that is regarded as entertaining or amusing; smart.
- c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [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.
- Impudently bold; pert.
- Sharp; pungent; piquant.
- Mildly erotic.
- I enjoyed the dancing, but my wife found it a little too saucy.
- See also Thesaurus:cheeky
similar to sauce
impertinent or disrespectful