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Sassy   /sˈæsi/   Listen

Improperly forward or bold.  Synonyms: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, saucy, smart, wise.  "Impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup" , "An impudent boy given to insulting strangers" , "Don't get wise with me!"

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"Sassy" Quotes from Famous Books

... a good deal worse guess than that. I don't know how 'twould have ended if Peter T. Brown, cool and sassy as ever, hadn't come on deck just ...
— Cape Cod Stories - The Old Home House • Joseph C. Lincoln

... child," said Miriam, "We's had a mighty heap of trouble since you left. Them miserable secesh searched the house all over for you, when you was gone, and they was mighty sassy; but we didn't mind that, so they didn't ketch you. How did you get along? We was dreadfully ...
— Minnie's Sacrifice • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

... Father did nothing, and always said "You're no good" to my face. What he meant by "no good" I am yet to understand. A funny dad he was. My brother was to be seen studying English hard, saying that he was going to be a businessman. He was like a girl by nature, and so "sassy" that we two were never on good terms, and had to fight it out about once every ten days. When we played a chess game one day, he placed a chessman as a "waiter,"—a cowardly tactic this,—and had hearty laugh on me by seeing me in a fix. His manner was so trying that time that I banged ...
— Botchan (Master Darling) • Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri

... better begin to cackle over it," said she, speaking in solemn reproof, as if addressing a child, "for Joe he'll just about cut your sassy old head clean off! If he don't do that, he'll trim down that wing of yourn till you can't bat a skeeter off your nose with it, you redick-lous ...
— The Bondboy • George W. (George Washington) Ogden

... one of our officers, saying, "You treat us well enough, but the niggers are dreadful sassy. They don't turn out now when you meet them; they even smoke cigars, and go right up to a gentleman and ask him for ...
— The Flag Replaced on Sumter - A Personal Narrative • William A. Spicer

... of his way if he comes down on you. He's a sassy little chap. Now take this rope an' go up ...
— The Young Forester • Zane Grey

... "A mighty sassy and desp'rit critter at that," the colonel went on. "One of that McGee tribe from down-river way. He's been loafin' 'round town some days, I'm told, an' we're lucky not to have our homes robbed o' everything ...
— Chums in Dixie - or The Strange Cruise of a Motorboat • St. George Rathborne

... boy in the crowd, taking up the spirit of fun. "That soldier has done good service. She took a sassy little crab out of my ear this ...
— The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore • Laura Lee Hope

... it. No joolry for hers. Instead, she says something kind of low and sassy, pokes her face up, and begins ...
— Shorty McCabe • Sewell Ford

... buy back our old chair, the rocker with the red roses onto it. Seems ter me them roses must 'a' knowed all the time that this was a-goin' ter happen. They was jest as pert an' sassy that last day—" ...
— Old Lady Number 31 • Louise Forsslund

... live here an' went an' stayed wid her 'till I worked an' got 'nough money ter git home on. Jes' soon as I got here I went straight ter Mr. Sheriff Walton an' Mr. Sturdivant (Chief of Police) an' tole dem 'bout dat sassy hateful nigger up da're talkin' 'bout de So'th an' de white folks lak she done, an dat she say she wuz comin' down here ter see me. I axed dem when I got er letter sayin' she wuz a-comin' would dey take me ter Augusty ter meet her an' when she stept off'n de train ter ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States - Volume II. Arkansas Narratives. Part I • Work Projects Administration

... spirit that they almost challenge comparison with Kipling's tales of the jungle. The hero is the poor, meek, timid rabbit, but in the tales he becomes the witty, sly, resourceful, bold adventurer, who acts "sassy" and talks big. Harris says that "it needs no scientific investigation to show why he [the negro] selects as his hero the weakest and most harmless of all animals, and brings him out victorious in contests ...
— History of American Literature • Reuben Post Halleck

... we learned from our coachman: one, that we were passing that day through a "pretty sassy country"; also, that the same region was "only meant to hold the world together." Personal "sassiness" is a trait of which every Yankee is proud; Iglesias and I both venture to hope that we appreciate the value of that ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862 • Various

... about it. Y' see, this Jameson chap writes me a sassy letter from Liverpool. Spite. Thomas Webb was th' name. What's ...
— The Voice in the Fog • Harold MacGrath

... a sassy boy!" replied Mrs. Tree, with vivacity. "I think children should speak when they're spoken to; that's what ...
— Geoffrey Strong • Laura E. Richards

... up here every other thing," said Jack. "You needn't bother about asking of him. All is, if he gets sassy you must kick ...
— Baby Pitcher's Trials - Little Pitcher Stories • Mrs. May

... be running along. I'm tickled to death to find you looking so fat and sassy. I got an idea you were just stalling for a rest, that's all. Say, Mrs. McChesney, there's a swell little dame in the house named Riordon. She's on the road, too. I don't know what her line is, but she's a friendly kid, with a bunch of talk. A woman always likes to have another woman fussin' ...
— Roast Beef, Medium • Edna Ferber

... You'll see houses by the thousand, meetinghouses with tall steeples, and will hear the bells ring at five o'clock in the morning, getting-up time, at noon for dinner, and at nine in the evening, bed-time. Two regiments of redcoats are there. The latest news is that they are getting sassy. I can believe it. At Ticonderoga and Crown Point they used to put on airs, and call the Provincials "string-beans," "polly-pods," "slam bangs." They turned up their noses at our buckskin breeches, but when it came to fighting we showed 'em what stuff we were made of. Don't ...
— Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times - 1769 - 1776 A Historical Romance • Charles Carleton Coffin

... and sassy;" very many are shoeless, and with a flag of truce protruding from the rear. The service in these woods wears out more clothing than ordinary service should. Some of the boys are careless, but many ...
— Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive • Alf Burnett

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