Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, containing, or seasoned with salt.
  • adjective Suggestive of the sea or sailing life.
  • adjective Witty; pungent; earthy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Somewhat salt; saltish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Somewhat salt; saltish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tasting of salt.
  • adjective Containing salt.
  • adjective figuratively Coarse, provocative, earthy; said of language.
  • adjective figuratively Experienced, especially used to indicate a veteran of the naval services; salty dog (from salt of the sea).
  • adjective US slang Irritated, annoyed; from sharp, spicy flavor of salt.
  • adjective linguistics Pertaining to those dialects of Catalan, spoken in the Balearic Islands and along the coast of Catalonia, that use definitive articles descended from the Latin ipse ("self") instead of the Latin ille ("that").

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective containing or filled with salt
  • adjective engagingly stimulating or provocative
  • adjective one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water

Etymologies

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From salt +‎ -y.

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  • Dad-speak for "expensive."

    October 12, 2007