Other forms: saucier; sauciest

You can use saucy to describe someone who likes to cause trouble, but usually in a playful and funny way. Saucy is also a good word for a person who really likes to flirt.

In the novel Oliver Twist, the character the Artful Dodger goes to court for stealing. During his hearing, the ten-year-old screams, “I am an Englishman; where are my rights?” Saucy words from a saucy child. A saucy comment makes people gasp because it’s surprising and a little dangerous or edgy. Saucy can also describes a person who is boldly flirtatious.

Definitions of saucy
  1. adjective
    improperly forward or bold
    synonyms: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, sassy, smart, wise
    used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
  2. adjective
    characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    synonyms: impertinent, irreverent, pert
    displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
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