Definition of sassy in English:


adjectivesassiest, sassier

  • Lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky.

    ‘Toni was smart and sassy and liked to pretend she was a hard nut’
    • ‘She was career-orientated, she was smart, she was sassy and confident.’
    • ‘In other words this is sassy, bold, sophisticated cooking.’
    • ‘It has a cutting-edge modernity and sassy, youthful energy.’
    • ‘She was smart, cute, sassy, and I fell for her fast - a once in a lifetime whirlwind romance, you know?’
    • ‘It's funny, it's smart, it's endearing and it's a little sassy too.’
    • ‘Hazel is an English rose who is graceful, elegant and sassy.’
    • ‘She manages a brash, confident, and sassy manner that works well in the part, but is not overdone to the point of being unwelcome.’
    • ‘Toni, her best friend, was smart and sassy, liked to pretend she was a hard nut, though underneath it all, she was a hopeless romantic.’
    • ‘Taureans can be as wild and sassy, bad and brilliant, fast and smart as anyone when they care to.’
    • ‘With a smart, sassy script and a winning lead performance, the film is virtually impossible to dislike.’
    • ‘Pop songs sung by female teen vocalists became associated with sassy dance moves and flashy midriffs.’
    • ‘The film is smart, sassy, and thoroughly enjoyable, and features one of the most endearing and believable characters to grace the screen this year.’
    • ‘I think you'll really like this girl - she's smart, sophisticated, and sassy - but not too sassy.’
    • ‘Smart and sassy becomes smarmy and crass at the touch of the middlebrow.’
    • ‘She was smart, sassy and beautiful - and there has never been a voice to equal hers on the pop music scene.’
    • ‘Here we have a mother and daughter duo with tight clothes and sassy attitudes who are forever searching for men.’
    • ‘This pig-tailed cutie grew up to be a sassy, soul-singing beauty.’
    • ‘She took a few sassy steps forward and then stopped in the middle of the space between them all.’
    • ‘The sets and atmosphere are dingy, with performers dressed in jeans and sneakers and leather jackets, and conveying a sassy, modern manner in their characters' persona.’
    • ‘Her vocals are alternately sassy, playful and scolding, though they always retain a composure that makes them more detached than outrightly emotional.’
    impudent, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, forward, pert, bold, bold as brass, brazen, brazen-faced, shameless, audacious, overfamiliar, irreverent, discourteous, disrespectful, insubordinate, impolite, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, unmannerly, mannerless, rude, insulting
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Mid 19th century: variant of saucy.