saucy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj saucy 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!"
    • adj saucy characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Saucy Expressive of, or characterized by, impudence; impertinent; as, a saucy eye; saucy looks. "We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs."
    • Saucy 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?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • saucy Full of sauce or impertinence; flippantly bold or impudent in speech or conduct; impertinent; characterized by offensive lightness or disrespect in addressing, treating, or speaking of superiors or elders; impudent; pert.
    • saucy Characterized by or expressive of pertness or impudence.
    • saucy Presuming; overbearing.
    • saucy Wanton; prurient; impure.
    • saucy Synonyms and See impudence.
    • saucy Saucily.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Saucy saw′si (comp. Sau′cier, superl. Sau′ciest) sharp: pungent: insolent: overbearing: wanton: impudent, pert
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Sauce
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sauce.

Usage

In literature:

It is somewhat saucy towards Lord Hailes.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Grandma Elsie said I was late and must be more punctual, and I gave her a saucy answer.
"Elsie's New Relations" by Martha Finley
It was not long since each had crept out of an egg, and that's why they were so saucy.
"Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
There was saucy, pert, little Jenny Wren fussing around in one of the old bramble bushes.
"Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
Come, how can we that saucy wight destroy?
"The Belles of Canterbury" by Anna Bird Stewart
All young animals gambol, and are saucy.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
Her white and rose pink face had a high arched nose, and was proud and saucy.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The robins are as saucy as they can be.
"The Child's World" by Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
Too saucy for a subject.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Answer me another question, ye saucy knave.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
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In poetry:

So Walter ate his bread,
And then to Flash he cried,
"Come, you saucy little dog,
Let us ride, ride, ride."
"Walter And His Dog" by Eliza Lee Follen
If by any chance she drops her ball,
And if one of them chases it at all,
She peeps out over her glasses' rim
With a savage, dreadful scowl at him,
And cries out, "Scat,
You saucy cat!"
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
How my heart thumps and how my head whirls!
Don't you look this way, beautiful girls!
Oh, take them away, they'll drive me crazy!
Oh! the saucy, pretty, winning, witty, mischief-loving girls!
"Take Them Away! They'll Drive Me Crazy" by Henry Clay Work
Now if thou grant'st me my request,
To make thy vot'ry truly bless'd,
Let curs'd revenge and saucy pride
To some bleak rock far off be tied,
Nor e'er approach my rural seat,
To tempt me to be base and great.
"Written At Paris, 1700. In The Beginning Of Robe's Geography" by Matthew Prior
A. You hope, indeed! a likely ceäse,
Wi' thik broad grin athirt your feäce
You saucy good-vor-nothèn chap,
I'll gi'e your grinnèn feäce a slap,
Your drawlèn tongue can only run
To turn a body into fun.
"Riddles" by William Barnes
They would only laugh at us and wink their saucy eyes,
And answer, "Last year's secrets are all past and told.
New years bring new happenings and fresh mysteries,
You are very welcome to the stale ones of the old!"
"Secrets" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Italian Sauciness At The Fiorello Show Entertains Rome's Piazzale Clodio And Sky Italia TV.
A blend of sauciness , bureaucratese.
Amanda Seyfried laughed through saucy Lovelace scene.
Cookbooks getting a bit saucy .
Chef Shimbo's saucy approach to Japanese food.
Saucy rivalry dates to '06.
Land O'Lakes packaging gets saucy in the dairy aisle.
'New Girl' recap, Season two's saucy , shot-filled premiere.
It's all on the menu at Saucy , the almost month-old fast-casual spot in the Ballpark neighborhood.
Teachers' saucy Web profiles risk jobs.
When Emma McCormick read aloud passages of the runaway erotic best-seller 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to her longtime boyfriend last month, he had a very, um, saucy reaction.
Times Hires Saucy Sex Writer to Goose Turgid Metro.
This, I guess, is saucy seaside whimsy.
Madonna found a saucy way to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy — she bared her butt onstage as she asked for donations during her show in New York City this week.
Sweet or saucy, your bra will match what kind of person you are.
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In science:

Detailed comparisons against saucy, Bliss and conauto are presented.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Saucy has since introduced some important innovations, such as the ability to detect some types of automorphism (such as those implied by a locally tree-like structure) very early (Darga et al., 2008).
Practical graph isomorphism, II
In Section 4, we compare the performance of nauty and Traces with Bliss, saucy and conauto when applied to a variety of families of graphs ranging from those traditionally easy to the most difficult known.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
The advantage is that it often enables the comparison of f (ν ) and f (ν (cid:48) ) to be made while the computation of ν (cid:48) is only partly complete. A limited form of this idea appeared in Bliss (Juntilla and Kaski, 2007), and also appears in a recent version of saucy (Darga et al., 2008).
Practical graph isomorphism, II
Nauty’s basic depth-first approach is also followed by Bliss and saucy.
Practical graph isomorphism, II
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