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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Saucy

SAU'CY, adjective [from sauce; Latin salsus, salt or salted. The use of this word leads to the primary sense of salt, which must be shooting forward, penetrating, pungent, for boldness is a shooting forward.]

1. Impudent; bold to excess; rude; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt. It expresses more than pert; as a saucy boy; a saucy fellow.

2. Expressive of impudence; as a saucy eye; saucy looks.