North American • informal
- Impudence; cheek: the kind of boy that wouldn’t give you any sassMore example sentences
- 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.
verb[with object] Back to top
- Be cheeky or rude to (someone): we wouldn’t have dreamed of sassing our parentsMore example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of sassDefinition of sass in:
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