Definition of sass in English:

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Pronunciation: /sas/
North American informal


Impudence; cheek: the kind of boy that wouldn’t give you any sass
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  • A well-cut skirt that moves around the knee adds just the right amount of sass to a conservative hemline.
  • The intensity of the vocals gradually build, the tremolo becomes more wild, and when the orchestra begins to hit on the bridge she comes out street-smart and full of sass.
  • Sure, the track picks up a new tone: sass and swagger, winking and wiggling.


[with object]
Be cheeky or rude to (someone): we wouldn’t have dreamed of sassing our parents
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  • And the boys would get rowdy, running around and sassing us.
  • Why did she presume I was sassing her, you may wonder?
  • ‘And don't you start sassing your mother, either,’ her father added.


Mid 19th century: variant of sauce.

Words that rhyme with sass

alas, Alsace, amass, Bass, chasse, crass, crevasse, en masse, gas, Hamas, lass, mass, morass, tarantass, tass, wrasse

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Syllabification: sass

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