What does saucy mean?

Definitions for saucy
ˈsɔ sisaucy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word saucy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucyadjective

    characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

    "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"

  2. fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wiseadjective

    improperly forward or bold

    "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"


  1. saucyadjective

    Similar to sauce; having the consistency or texture of sauce.

  2. saucyadjective

    Impertinent or disrespectful, often in a way that is regarded as entertaining or amusing; smart.

    She is a loud, saucy child who doesn't show a lot of respect to her elders.

  3. saucyadjective

    Impudently bold; pert; piquant.

  4. saucyadjective

    Mildly erotic.

    My wife and I enjoyed the dancing, but she found it a little too saucy.

  5. Etymology: From sauce.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SAUCYadjective

    Pert; petulant; contemptuous of superiours; insolent; impudent; impertinent.

    Etymology: I know not how this word can be easily deduced from sauce: it may come more properly from salsus, Latin.

    You are more saucy with lords than the heraldry of your birth and virtue gives you commission. William Shakespeare.

    Study is like the heav’ns glorious sun,
    That will not be deep search’d with saucy looks;
    Small have continual plodders ever won,
    Save base authority from others’ books. William Shakespeare.

    And if thou hast the mettle of a king,
    Being wrong’d as we are by this peevish town,
    Turn thou the mouth of thy artillery,
    As we will ours against these saucy walls. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    Power’s first pedigree from force derives,
    And calls to mind the old prerogatives
    Of free-born man; and with a saucy eye
    Searches the heart and soul of majesty. John Denham, Sophy.

    I lose my patience, when with saucy pride
    By untun’d ears I hear his numbers try’d. Wentworth Dillon.

    No saucy citizen shall dare
    To strike a soldier, nor, when struck, resent
    The wrong. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    , to express a man both timorous and saucy, makes use of a kind of point, namely, that he had the eyes of a dog, but the heart of a deer. Joseph Addison, Spectator.


  1. saucy

    Saucy is an adjective that often describes someone or something that is bold, lively, impudent, or flippantly humorous. It can also refer to something heavily flavored with sauce in the context of food.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saucy

    showing impertinent boldness or pertness; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt; impudent; insolent; as, a saucy fellow

  2. Saucy

    expressive of, or characterized by, impudence; impertinent; as, a saucy eye; saucy looks

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saucy

    saw′si, adj. (comp. Sau′cier, superl. Sau′ciest) sharp: pungent: insolent: overbearing: wanton: impudent, pert.—adv. Sau′cily.—n. Sau′ciness. [Sauce.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saucy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saucy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of saucy in a Sentence

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