Definition of sass in English:

sass

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North American informal

noun

[mass noun]
  • 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.

verb

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  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: variant of sauce.

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