Definition of sassy in English:



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

    ‘Toni was smart and sassy and liked to pretend she was a hard nut’
    • ‘Pop songs sung by female teen vocalists became associated with sassy dance moves and flashy midriffs.’
    • ‘I think you'll really like this girl - she's smart, sophisticated, and sassy - but not too 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.’
    • ‘Hazel is an English rose who is graceful, elegant and sassy.’
    • ‘With a smart, sassy script and a winning lead performance, the film is virtually impossible to dislike.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She was smart, sassy and beautiful - and there has never been a voice to equal hers on the pop music scene.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She took a few sassy steps forward and then stopped in the middle of the space between them all.’
    • ‘She was career-orientated, she was smart, she was sassy and confident.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In other words this is sassy, bold, sophisticated cooking.’
    • ‘Smart and sassy becomes smarmy and crass at the touch of the middlebrow.’
    • ‘The film is smart, sassy, and thoroughly enjoyable, and features one of the most endearing and believable characters to grace the screen this year.’
    • ‘It has a cutting-edge modernity and sassy, youthful energy.’
    • ‘Taureans can be as wild and sassy, bad and brilliant, fast and smart as anyone when they care to.’
    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.