from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An impertinent person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A saucy, impudent or impertinent person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A saucy, impudent person; especially, a pert child.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A saucy, impudent person.
I am more dutiful, I hope, than witty; or I should be a fool as well as a saucebox.
“Look at her Laura-ship!” said a saucebox to her partner.
"Out, out with you, you saucebox, you interloper!" she screamed; and she dashed at him and pecked him till he beat a speedy retreat.
To-day I have been visiting, which I had long neglected; and I dined with Mrs. Barton alone; and sauntered at the Coffee-house till past eight, and have been busy till eleven, and now I'll answer your letter, saucebox.
I had your letter this night, as told you just and no more in my last; for this must be taken up in answering yours, saucebox.
The calabash is left in the sun, and when the sauce dries up, water is poured on the dry ingredients, a perpetual saucebox.
"After all, I'm not sure but Nature's biggest miracle has been performed in the saucebox."
The saucebox! and she earning the mighty wage of two-fifty per week.
"I wish it were at the bottom!" replied saucebox, as loud as she could bawl, and pointing to the pedestals.
"You're an insolent saucebox," says Jemmy; "you've learned that at your fine school."