Today’s English word of the day is: sass. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘sass’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
sass someone: (informal) to speak to someone in a rude way, without respect
American English Pronunciation: /sæs/
🙄: Don’t tell me what to wear, mom. It’s not like you have any fashion sense!
😠: Don’t you dare sass your mother, young lady!
😟: I’m not sure what to do about Phil. You should see the way he sasses his teachers.
😔: That’s tough. I hope he grows out of it.
Want more practice using the word ‘sass’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day! Can you detect other uses of this word in these articles?
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary