Adjective "saucy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Sexually suggestive in a light-hearted and humorous way.
  1. 'Thomas and Rogers had hit upon a winning formula which satisfied the peculiar British liking for lavatorial humour, men in drag, and innuendo, in the tradition of music hall and the saucy picture postcard.'
  2. 'Windows users were warned today to be on their guard for a new virus that poses as a racy attachment to a saucy email.'
  3. 'Donald McGill was a British institution whose saucy postcards became an integral part of the British seaside holiday, and at the height of his popularity were selling up to 16 million copies a year.'
  4. 'The songs Serge Gainsbourg wrote for her are sung with a saucy knowingness.'
  5. 'Orwell was writing, in 1942, about the postcard art of Donald McGill, which expressed saucy ideas about sex, marriage, fat ladies and drunks in its own inimitable form.'
  6. 'Whether the subject matter is spooky or saucy, Western or exotic, these action-packed images capture the interest of collectors for a number of reasons.'
  7. 'There was a germ of a good idea here, but the finished product was a pretty flaccid affair, relying on saucy language and innuendo for its cheap laughs.'
  8. 'Some Old Etonians have even claimed that they could identify him as one of their own from his writings, a hard case to credit unless Eton was stuffed with budding critics of saucy postcards and analysts of dirigiste economics.'
  9. 'If, however, you like your comedy no more postmodern than a saucy seaside postcard, read on.'
  10. 'During her earliest years in Paris, Hélène worked as a model of sorts, posing for saucy postcards and doing goodness knows what else to survive.'
  11. 'Ursula stood cold and erect, her high cheekbones giving her a look of dignity that I'm sure had intimidated many a saucy cook's apprentice.'
  12. 'Another John is a saucy southerner who talked about two Americas while surprisingly not referring to secession.'
  13. 'While tracking Tony's daughter down, Angela finds herself in fisticuffs with a saucy waitress, and is revealed as a monstrous hypocrite.'
  14. 'He made jokes at the teachers and had witty comments that were a little saucy.'
  15. 'Not only has she been in great demand, but her youthful on-screen tendency to look pained and always on the verge of tears has been replaced by a saucy, aggressive, womanly tone.'
  16. 'A feisty, attractive Hispanic redhead, she is promoted on the network as ‘the hottest judge on television,’ and she flashes much saucy good humor.'
  17. 'She gives me a beefy, saucy grin as she hands back my change.'
Having or expressing a bold, lively, or spirited manner.
  1. 'For these people, the stylish, saucy miniature pinscher represents the perfect companion - a big dog in a small package.'
  2. 'The hair was then flat-ironed and flicked up for a saucy flip.'


1. impertinent; insolent: a saucy remark; a saucy child.

2. pert; boldly smart: a saucy little hat for Easter.

More examples(as adjective)

"spreads can be saucy."

"postcardses can be saucy."

"snaps can be saucy."

"scenes can be saucy."

"sausages can be saucy."

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Early 16th century (in the sense ‘savoury, flavoured with sauce’): from sauce + -y.