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saucy adj
1 characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner" [syn: impertinent, irreverent, pert]
2 improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers" [syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, sassy] [also: sauciest, saucier]

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  1. Impertinent or disrespectful, often in a way that is regarded as entertaining or amusing; smart.
    She is a loud, saucy child who doesn't show a lot of respect to her elders.
  2. Impudently bold; pert; piquant.
  3. Mildly erotic.
    My wife and I enjoyed the dancing, but she found it a little too saucy.

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