saucy

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From sauce +‎ -y [1][2].

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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 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.

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  1. ^ saucy” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.
  2. ^ “Archived copy”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 21 April 2019, archived from the original on 21 April 2019

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