Definition of sassy in English:

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sassy

Pronunciation: /ˈsasē/

adjective (sassier, sassiest)

informal
Lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky.
Example sentences
  • In other words this is sassy, bold, sophisticated cooking.
  • She manages a brash, confident, and sassy manner that works well in the part, but is not overdone to the point of being unwelcome.
  • She took a few sassy steps forward and then stopped in the middle of the space between them all.

Derivatives

sassily

Pronunciation: /-əlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘It's like everywhere else: certain kinds of music become fashionable, so everybody goes out and buys it,’ she remarks sassily.
  • ‘I'm trying to be lady-like and not stuff my face like you heathens,’ I replied sassily.
  • She just flipped her long blonde curls sassily and flirted her ocean blue eyes, which were framed by long, mascaraed eyelashes.

sassiness

noun
Example sentences
  • They are only in their 20s and there's a freshness and sassiness in their art.
  • There was a freshness and sassiness to the production - a sense that the film-makers were thumbing their noses at serious action movies by juicing up the admittedly silly premise of a '70s girl-power TV show.
  • Every now and then you still get a glimpse of the old frontier sassiness.

Origin

Mid 19th century: variant of saucy.

Words that rhyme with sassy

bassi, Brassey, brassie, chassis, gassy, Haile Selassie, lassie, Malagasy, Manasseh, massé, massy, Tallahassee

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: sas·sy

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