Sau"cy (?), a. [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 sausy wrongs. Shak.

Syn. -- Impudent; insolent; impertinent; rude.

 

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