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sassies: give sassies

[cf. DAEsassy dial. variant of saucy impertinent, also Gul. sasi to ridicule, from Mende idem (idem 1949: 201)] phr. to be impertient: 1918 If you give ol' person sassies, dey put de mout' on you. Not 'in' good ever come to you (Parsons 18). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-07-06 05:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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