saucy (adj.) Old form(s): saucie , sausie , Sawcie , sawcy , sawsie
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
1H6 III.i.45[Gloucester to Winchester] Am I not Protector, saucy priest?
1H6 III.iv.33[Basset to Vernon] you dare patronage / The envious barking of your saucy tongue
2H6 IV.x.34[Iden to Cade] thou wilt brave me with these saucy terms?
AC III.xiii.98[Antony to all, of ambassadors kissing Cleopatra's hand] should I find them / So saucy with the hand of she here
AC IV.xiv.25.2[Antony to Mardian] Hence, saucy eunuch
AC V.ii.214[Cleopatra to Iras] Saucy lictors / Will catch at us like strumpets
Cym I.vii.151[Innogen to Iachimo, of Cymbeline] if he shall think it fit / A saucy stranger in his court to mart
Cym III.iv.160[Pisanio to Innogen, of her proposed guise] Ready in gibes, quick-answered, saucy
Cym V.v.326[Belarius to Cymbeline] I am too blunt, and saucy
H8 IV.ii.100.2[Katherine to Messenger] You are a saucy fellow
JC I.i.18[Marullus to Cobbler] thou saucy fellow
JC I.iii.12[Casca to Cicero] the world, too saucy with the gods, / Incenses them to send destruction
JC IV.iii.132[Brutus to Poet] Saucy fellow, hence!
KJ II.i.404[Bastard to King Philip, of Angiers] Turn thou the mouth of thy artillery ... against these saucy walls
KL II.ii.95[Cornwall to all, of disguised Kent] Who ... doth affect / A saucy roughness
LLL I.i.85[Berowne to King, of study like the sun] That will not be deep-searched with saucy looks
Mac III.iv.24[Macbeth to First Murderer, of Fleance's escape] now I am ... bound in / To saucy doubts and fears
Mac III.v.3[Hecat to Witches] you are / Saucy and over-bold
MM V.i.135[Lucio to Duke, of Friar Lodowick] A saucy friar [or: lascivious]
Oth I.i.129[Roderigo to Brabantio] We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs
RJ I.v.83[Capulet to Tybalt] You are a saucy boy
RJ II.iv.142[Nurse to Romeo, of Mercutio] what saucy merchant was this that was so full of his ropery?
Sonn.128.13[] Since saucy jacks so happy are in this, / Give them thy fingers, me thy lips to kiss
Sonn.80.7[of a rival poet] My saucy bark (inferior far to his)
TC I.iii.42[Nestor to Agamemnon] Where's then the saucy boat, / Whose weak untimbered sides ... / Co-rivalled greatness?
Tit II.iii.60[Tamora to Bassianus] Saucy controller of my private steps
TN I.v.189[Olivia to Viola as Cesario] I heard you were saucy at my gates
TN III.iv.144[Fabian to Sir Andrew, of the letter] Is't so saucy [pun: 143]
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