sauce (countable and uncountable, plural sauces)
- A liquid (often thickened) condiment or accompaniment to food.
- apple sauce; mint sauce
- (Britain, Australia) tomato sauce (similar to US tomato ketchup), as in:
- [meat] pie and [tomato] sauce
- (slang, usually "the") Alcohol, booze.
- Maybe you should lay off the sauce.
- (bodybuilding) Anabolic steroids.
- (art) A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.
- (Internet slang) Alternative form of source used when requesting the source of an image.
- (dated) Cheek; impertinence; backtalk; sass.
1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 28:
- ‘I’ll have none of your sauce, young Jessamy. Just because you’ve been took up by the family you’ve no call to give yourself airs. You’re only the housekeeper’s niece, and cook-housekeeper at that, and don’t you forgrt it. You know full well I’m parlour maid, Matchett to the gentry, Miss Matchett to you – you little —!’ Jessamy broke in anxiously. ‘But I didn’t mean it for sauce, really I didn’t:’
1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 39:
- ‘Well, you know what Matchett’s like! Just about bring herself to talk to me because I’m housemaid, but if the gardener’s boy so much as looks at ’er it’s sauce,’ said Sarah.
- (US, obsolete slang, 1800s) Vegetables.
1833, John Neal, The Down-Easters, Volume 1:
- I wanted cabbage or potaters, or most any sort o' garden sarse … .
1882, George W. Peck, “Unscrewing the Top of a Fruit Jar”, in Peck's Sunshine:
- and all would be well only for a remark of a little boy who, when asked if he will have some more of the sauce, says he "don't want no strawberries pickled in kerosene."
- (obsolete, Britain, US, dialect) Any garden vegetables eaten with meat.
- Roots, herbs, vine fruits, and salad flowers […] they dish up various ways, and find them very delicious sauce to their meats, both roasted and boiled, fresh and salt.
- 1830, Joseph Plumb Martin, A Narrative of Some of the Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier, Ch. VIII:
- The first night of our expedition, we boiled our meat; and I asked the landlady for a little sauce, she told me to go to the garden and take as much cabbage as I pleased, and that, boiled with the meat, was all we could eat.
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- Afrikaans: sous
- Albanian: salcë (sq) f
- Arabic: صَلْصَة f (ṣalṣa), مَرَق m (maraq), مَرَقَة f (maraqa)
- Egyptian Arabic: صوص m (ṣoṣ), صلصة f (ṣalṣa), مرقة f (maraʾa)
- Armenian: սոուս (hy) (sous)
- Azeri: sous
- Basque: saltsa
- Belarusian: со́ус m (sóus), падлі́ўка f (padlíŭka), соўс m (soŭs)
- Bengali: আচার (acar), টক (ţôk), সস (sôs)
- Bulgarian: cоc m (sos)
- Burmese: ငါးပိရည် (my) (nga:pi.rany), ချဉ်ရည် (hkyanyrany)
- Cantonese: 醬, 酱 (zoeng3)
- Mandarin: 醬 (zh), 酱 (zh) (jiàng) (savoury); 汁 (zh) (zhī) (sweet); 醬汁, 酱汁 (jiàngzhī), 沙司 (shāsī)
- Crimean Tatar: salca, sous
- Czech: omáčka (cs) f
- Danish: sovs
- Dutch: saus (nl)
- Esperanto: saŭco
- Estonian: kaste (et)
- Faroese: sós f
- Finnish: kastike (fi)
- French: sauce (fr) f
- Georgian: საწებელი (sac̣ebeli)
- German: Soße (de) f, Sauce (de) f
- Greek: σάλτσα (el) f (sáltsa)
- Hebrew: רוטב \ רֹטֶב (he) m (rótev)
- Hindi: चटनी (hi) f (caṭnī), सॉस (sŏs)
- Hungarian: szósz (hu), mártás (hu)
- Icelandic: sósa f
- Ido: sauco (io)
- Indonesian: saus (id)
- Ingrian: kassen
- Irish: anlann m
- Italian: salsa (it) f
- Japanese: ソース (ja) (sōsu)
- Kazakh: соус (sows), тұздық (tuzdıq), қатық (qatıq)
- Khmer: ទឹកជ្រលក់ (tɨk crɔlʊək)
- Korean: 소스 (ko) (soseu)
- Kyrgyz: соус (sous), катык (katık)
- Lao: ນ້ຳຈິ້ມ (nam chim), ນ້ຳແກງ (nam kǣng), ຍັງ (nyang), ນໍ້າແຈ່ວ (nam chǣu)
- Latin: sūcus (la) m, embamma f
- Latvian: mērce f
- Lithuanian: padažas m
- Lojban: sanso
- Luxembourgish: Zooss f
- Macedonian: сос m (sos), пре́лив m (préliv) (usually sweet)
- Malay: sos
- Maltese: zalza f
- Maore Comorian: mtsuzi class 3/4
- Maori: kīnaki
- Mongolian: сүмс (mn) (süms), шүүс (mn) (šüüs)
- Ngazidja Comorian: mtuzi class 3/4
- Bokmål: saus (no) m
- Nynorsk: saus m
- Old English:
- Persian: سس (fa) (sos)
- Polish: sos (pl) m
- Portuguese: molho (pt) m
- Romanian: sos (ro) n
- Russian: со́ус (ru) m (sóus), подли́вка (ru) f (podlívka)
- Scottish Gaelic: sùgh m
- Cyrillic: умак m, сос m
- Roman: umak (sh) m, sos (sh) m
- Slovak: omáčka f
- Slovene: omaka (sl) f
- Spanish: salsa (es) f
- Swedish: sås (sv) c
- Tagalog: sarsa
- Tajik: соус (sous), қайла (qayla)
- Thai: ซอส (th) (sôt), น้ำปลา (th) (náam bplaa)
- Turkish: salça (tr)
- Turkmen: sous
- Ukrainian: со́ус m (sóus), підли́ва f (pidlýva)
- Umbundu: usolê
- Urdu: چٹنی f (caṭnī), ساس (sās)
- Uzbek: qayla (uz), sous
- Vietnamese: xốt (vi) (sauce used for dressing a dish), nước chấm (vi) (thin dip), tương (vi) (thick tip)
- Volapük: sod (vo)
- Votic: kasõ
- Welsh: saws (cy) m
- Yiddish: סאָוּס (sous), אײַנברען (aynbren)
- Dutch: onbeleefde opmerkingen
- Greek: αυθάδεια (el) f (afthádeia)
- Hungarian: szemtelenség (hu)
sauce (third-person singular simple present sauces, present participle saucing, simple past and past participle sauced)
- To add sauce to; to season.
- To cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate.
- Earth, yield me roots; / Who seeks for better of thee, sauce his palate / With thy most operant poison!
- To make poignant; to give zest, flavour or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive.
- Sir Philip Sidney
- Then fell she to sauce her desires with threatenings.
- (colloquial) To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to.
- I'll sauce her with bitter words.
- Dutch: saus opdoen
- Greek: αρτύω με σάλτσα (artýo me sáltsa)
- Greek: αυθαδιάζω (el) (afthadiázo)
Latin salsa, see above.
sauce f (oblique plural sauces, nominative singular sauce, nominative plural sauces)
- sauce (condiment)
Latin salice, see Spanish below
sauce m (oblique plural sauces, nominative singular sauces, nominative plural sauce)
- willow (tree)