from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impertinent or disrespectful.
- adj. Impertinent in an entertaining way; impossible to repress or control.
- adj. Piquant; pert: a saucy red bow tie.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Similar to sauce; having the consistency or texture of sauce.
- adj. Impertinent or disrespectful, often in a way that is regarded as entertaining or amusing; smart.
- adj. Impudently bold; pert; piquant.
- adj. Mildly erotic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Showing impertinent boldness or pertness; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt; impudent; insolent.
- adj. Expressive of, or characterized by, impudence; impertinent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of sauce or impertinence; flippantly bold or impudent in speech or conduct; impertinent; characterized by offensive lightness or disrespect in addressing, treating, or speaking of superiors or elders; impudent; pert.
- Characterized by or expressive of pertness or impudence.
- Presuming; overbearing.
- Wanton; prurient; impure.
- Synonyms and See impudence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. improperly forward or bold
- adj. characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
IV. iv.23 (III,6) [When saucy trusting of the cozen'd thoughts Defiles the pitchy night!] [W: When Fancy,] This conjecture is truly ingenious, but, I believe, the author of it will himself think it unnecessary, when he recollects that _saucy_ may very properly signify
Beatrice trots ahead of the pair of lovers, her long braid swinging in saucy rhythm with the horse's mane, as uninterested as her steed in their conversation.
Is she being "saucy" -- to use one of her favorite words -- by design, perhaps to keep life on the campaign trail from becoming too onerous?
Later on, when she was sent to an exclusive school in Boston, she made no friends and established what was to later be known as a saucy, independent and eccentric streak.
Should you frequent these pages regularly, you will recall saucy Ms. Downtown Lynn challenging The Giant Vermin to a 365 day vanity project featuring one of Blog Guelph's fave hounds - Miss Ryder.
Photographs show clear, frank eyes and an expression both saucy and penetrating.
Foster looked at him earnestly, then turned away, and paced the room twice with the same steady and considerate pace with which he had entered it; then suddenly came back, and extended his hand to Michael Lambourne, saying, “Be not wroth with me, good Mike; I did but try whether thou hadst parted with aught of thine old and honourable frankness, which your enviers and backbiters called saucy impudence.”
COOPER: Did Bill O'Reilly, make what Andrea Mackris originally called saucy telephone calls to her?
I get my face bruised, and am called a saucy Somebody as if I were nobody.
Molly had been once or twice called saucy and impertinent, and certainly a little sauciness came out now.