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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Saucy \Sau"cy\, adjective [Compar. {Saucier}; superl. {Sauciest}.] [From {Sauce}.]

1. Showing impertinent boldness or pertness; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt; impudent; insolent; as, a saucy fellow.

Am I not protector, saucy priest? --Shak.

2. Expressive of, or characterized by, impudence; impertinent; as, a saucy eye; saucy looks.

We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs. --Shak.

Syn: Impudent; insolent; impertinent; rude.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

saucy

adjective

1: characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner" [syn: {impertinent}, {irreverent}, {pert}, {saucy}]

2: improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!" [syn: {fresh}, {impertinent}, {impudent}, {overbold}, {smart}, {saucy}, {sassy}, {wise}]


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