Definition of saucy in English:

saucy

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːsi
 
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adjective (saucier, sauciest)

informal
  • 2chiefly North American Having or expressing a bold, lively, or spirited manner: the beret was perched at a saucy angle on her blonde hair
    More example sentences
    • Her wardrobe for the fall-spring season also changed and she adopted a bold, saucy and fashion forward style.
    • The hair was then flat-ironed and flicked up for a saucy flip.
    • For these people, the stylish, saucy miniature pinscher represents the perfect companion - a big dog in a small package.
    Synonyms
    jaunty, rakish, sporty, raffish; pert, perky, stylish, dashing, dapper
    informal natty, snazzy, snappy
    North American informal spiffy, sassy
    dated gay

Derivatives

saucily

adverb
More example sentences
  • He moved through the crowd schmoozing and smiling, surrounded by an arc of secret service, his suit jacket tossed saucily over his shoulder.
  • She is simply adorable in her bustle gowns and ringlets, all prim modesty one moment, saucily displaying her ankles the next.
  • Sonia grinned saucily at the men, enjoying their shock.

sauciness

noun
More example sentences
  • I can make a man blush by saying something sincere, with a dollop of sauciness thrown in.
  • Despite her self-possession, Ali, 35, does not always radiate calm sauciness.
  • The traditional home of the dirty weekend has acquired a few stylish new hotels of late, but for sheer sauciness, none of them can match this one.

Origin

early 16th century (in the sense 'savoury, flavoured with sauce'): from sauce + -y1.

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