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when someone say that a girl is sassy, what does it mean? tnx
New Member17
I use sassy to mean high-spirited and maybe a bit rebellious.

The racehorse had a sassy way of tossing her head in the starting gate.

I do not use the negative sense of this word
because it is a way of suppressing childlike inquisitiveness.

The little girl always responded to demands that she do her chores with sassy questions about the reasons why they must be done.

GOOD FOR HER!! HAHA
She wants ANSWERS!!

But the word sass means impertinent, insolent or impudent back talk,
so I looked it up for you.

My cd-rom dictionary says that sassy means this:

sassy (sàs´ê) adjective
sassier, sassiest
1. Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
2. Lively and spirited; jaunty.
3. Stylish; chic: a sassy little hat.
[Alteration of SAUCY.]
- sas´sily adverb
- sas´siness noun

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from InfoSoft International, Inc. All rights reserved.
Full Member397
so this word is not always use in a negative way?
No, not always. Sassy can also be used to mean what it says in the bold text below.

sassy (sàs´ê) adjective
sassier, sassiest
1. Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
2. Lively and spirited; jaunty.
3. Stylish; chic: a sassy little hat.

[Alteration of SAUCY.]
- sas´sily adverb
- sas´siness noun
Anonymous:
ok but when i was walking home from school someone said, "sassy bucket!" now what does that mean?
Anonymous:
what does sassy mean
Anonymous:
high spirited, lively, full of fun.
HIghly spirited, and full of yes, yes. However, in English, there is that rude connotation. Sassy can mean cool. The words "sassy bucket" may mean a cool bucket, but it would have to be a pretty cool little bucket.

Mo
New Member15
living in the midwestern united states, sassy is a less common used word in normal language. However it will be used precisely because of that. a bit of spice to a conversion.

it is used mainly to describe a female or perhaps a child. i would never use it to describe a man (unless I wanted to provoke a fight or perhaps indicated homosexuality).

example usage:

someone you know VERY well (girlfriend, etc.) says something a bit smart-ass-ish (makes fun of you (in a loving way), etc.) I might say:

"girl you're getting a little sassy there."

she would interpret this as being playful on my part. if i did not know her real well it would sound very bad and chauvinistic.

I think in the south and among some blacks it is still in use a lot. for many people though it is an older word that is used only to add fun character to a conversation.
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