adjective, sas·si·er, sas·si·est. Informal.

  1. impertinent; insolent; saucy: a sassy reply; a sassy teen.
  2. pert; boldly smart; saucy: a sassy red handbag.

adjective -sier or -siest

  1. US informal insolent, impertinent


  1. a W African leguminous tree, Erythrophleum guineense, with poisonous bark (sassy bark) and hard strong wood
  2. the bark or wood of this tree or the alkaloid derived from them, which is sometimes used in medicine

adj.1833, American English, alteration of saucy. Related: Sassily; sassiness.

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