noun Date: 1588 a saucy impudent person

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  • Saucebox — Sauce box , n. [See {Sauce}, and {Saucy}.] A saucy, impudent person; especially, a pert child. [1913 Webster] Saucebox, go, meddle with your lady s fan, And prate not here! A. Brewer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saucebox — [sôsbäks΄] n. [Old Informal] a saucy, rude child …   English World dictionary

  • saucebox —    Used since the late sixteenth century of a person who is habitually saucy, or impertinent. Such a person was also addressed as ‘sir sauce’, or ‘sauce’. In the USA impertinence is often described as ‘sass’, which derives from ‘sauce’, but… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • saucebox — /saws boks /, n. Informal (older use). a saucy person. [1580 90; SAUCE + BOX1] * * * …   Universalium

  • saucebox — noun A saucy, impudent or impertinent person …   Wiktionary

  • saucebox — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. One who is obnoxiously self assertive and arrogant: malapert, witling. Informal: know it all, smart aleck, smarty, smarty pants, wisenheimer. Slang: wiseacre, wisecracker, wise guy. See GOOD …   English dictionary for students

  • saucebox — n. (Informal) saucy and impertinent person; pert and bold child …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saucebox — n. (Colloq.) Saucy fellow, impudent fellow …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • saucebox — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a saucy impudent person …   Useful english dictionary

  • Insolence — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Undue assumption of superiority. < N PARAG:Insolence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 insolence insolence Sgm: N 1 haughtiness haughtiness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 arrogance arrogance airs Sgm: N 1 overbearance overbearance …   English dictionary for students

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